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Future of Work

The Ingredients of Robin, Part 5: Presence

Some say context is king. Others say it can be the difference between making and losing money. In an office, understanding how spaces are being used and by whom, can only improve the efficiency of which they’re managed. With Presence in rooms, you can automate checkins and gather more data…

Future of Work

How to use Robin’s new search

On Tuesday we announced Search 2.0, the second iteration of Robin’s search engine. Simply put, it helps you schedule the right room, people and stuff at 10x the speed compared to the previous version. The thinking behind the new search Our second iteration is designed almost entirely on feedback from our v1 users. There…

Engineering

How do connected environments work?

When we first started building Robin it took a while to get a good sense of how all the pieces fit into place. There was the hardware, the software, and some bits in between. We confused almost everyone we showed the product to in the early days, mainly because of how…

The Internet of Things

Rewritable Space

“Wear our device and it will track how many times you…” Just like that, in 2010 the pedometer was cool again. Not just cool, but an opportunity for early tech adopters to live up to their title. The age of quantified self began, and people started to measure things that…

The Internet of Things

Why Device Ownership Will Become Obsolete

Since the first post on invisible devices, I’ve had a few great conversations diving deeper into the idea. Some of the more skeptical feedback (rightfully so) was how devices could possibly be replaced by software. Here’s a follow up for the points worth clarifying. Devices aren’t destined to completely disappear.…