The minds behind Pressy, an attachable physical button that can be added and programmable to open any Android app with a press, originally asked for a fair $40 thousand on Kickstarter, but since then funding for it has exploded. So far, the total funding for the device is very close to $300k, and with a huge 47 days remaining, there’s no doubt that Pressy will reach a massive $400 thousand, making it over pass it’s goal ten times over.
We’ve seen a lot of success for Android-based products on the Kickstarter store, for example, OUYA the Android powered mini console received a whopping $8.5 million in it’s funding stages, making it the most funded project on Kickstarter. Whilst it’s unlikely Pressy will reach this goal, it’s looking to be a very successful and popular project, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it reached over $1 million in funding.
What’s great about this is that Pressy is designed by just two guys who quit their day job to work full time on the project. I don’t recommend any one else to quit their day jobs just yet, but I really hope that this sparks inspiration for aspiring designers and inventors to make their ideas heard on Kickstarter.
Android is such a versatile operating system and Pressy shows that we really can do what we want with our devices. Hopefully we’ll see more things like this while I eagerly wait for my very own Pressy button.