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Text Message Door Opener Does Away With the Need for Keys

 - Sep 1, 2011
References: psfk & youtube
The text message door opener is a brilliant concept created by Billy Chasen, one of the co-founders of Turntable.fm. There are three texts that you can send to the door: close, open and status. After a text is sent and the action preformed digitally, a message is returned confirming.

The text message door opener is a phenomenal concept that may very well be the beginning of the end for keys. Chasen created the door locking device from scratch. If you have not already have a look at the video to see just how it works.

Implications - Youth consumers are drawn to a clean and minimal aesthetic. Part of this attraction is to products that can accomplish multiple tasks. Companies should consider creating apps that solve problems or remove the need for some real world object.