Final month, owing to my vivid curiosity in startups and know-how, I attended the Telenor IoT Hackathon 2018. 14 startups from throughout the nation participated within the Hackathon and an IoT startup Good Mirror emerged victorious on the competitors. Led by the duo Uzair and Saliha, who’re enrolled on the College of Programs and Know-how (SST) at UMT, Good Mirror spiked my curiosity and I used to be compelled to know extra about this challenge.
In dialog with TechJuice, Uzair Hussain, Founding father of Good Mirror shared his entrepreneurial journey with nice ardour.
The Journey of Good Mirror
Uzair was all the time enthusiastic about know-how and understood the impression it will possibly solid to rework lives. Since his childhood, he was curious concerning the know-how built-in into house home equipment and impressed by the futuristic points proven in Hollywood motion pictures. Being a pupil of Software program Engineering, and following worldwide know-how tendencies, Uzair realized that many breakthroughs discover their method to Pakistan very late. Subsequently, a significant chunk of our inhabitants stays oblivious to such technological developments.
That is when Uzair determined to develop one thing distinctive for the area people after he got here throughout a web based show of a digital mirror which impressed him to construct it commercially in Pakistan.
He shared his ideas with a detailed good friend Saliha, who later joined him because the co-founder of Good Mirror, and each of them instantly kickstarted the brainstorming course of. They imagined a mirror that didn’t solely mirror the picture of the consumer but additionally indicated necessary options like date & time, climate situation, Bluetooth and each day inspiration. That is how the Good Mirror was born. Whereas the idea has already gained reputation within the digital areas, for Pakistan it will likely be the primary regionally designed product harnessing the know-how.
How does it work?
Good Mirror could appear as if your common each day mirror nevertheless it has built-in some attention-grabbing AI and options. The mirror is responsive and good, permitting it to work together with its customers. Comprising an inbuilt mic, and a digital camera, the mirror behaves as a smartphone, albeit an enormous one.
How cool wouldn’t it be, should you get up within the morning and whereas brushing your tooth or taking a shower are capable of know that what the climate be like right now, what are the trending information on the planet, what your pals are saying on social media, and even by a easy voice command are capable of ebook a trip to your vacation spot. That is precisely what Good Mirror is doing.
At present, Good Mirror is voiced managed however it should quickly be contact responsive. It’s outfitted with an ODROID, a mini laptop for its reference to WiFi, Google Voice, social media platforms and different third-party purposes. It expenses through plug-in charging technique. Owing to those connected instruments, Good Mirror turns into a private assistant too.
The startup has already launched its Android and iOS apps, via which the customers can synchronize their smartphone knowledge into the Good Mirror identical to they are going to do with a smartwatch. The customers even have the choice to prioritize the options they use probably the most, remodeling the mirror into a personalised dashboard.
Good Mirror is presently incubated at Plan9, the place the group is strategizing tips on how to deliver the worth tag down so it will possibly grow to be extra accessible. At present, the mirror is produced in Pakistan, if the demand rises the group would possibly transfer in the direction of Chinese language producers. The startup goals to launch their vary of merchandise within the coming months and can hold including extra options to enhance the consumer expertise. The product will likely be accessible in three sizes with value tags starting from PKR 20,000 to 80,000.
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