UK tech startup looks to revolutionise mobile device charging
A UK tech startup is hoping to offer laptop and smartphone users a simple way to recharge their mobile devices while they are on the go.
Chargifi has come up with a new way to charge mobile devices in public venues. It makes use of a series of wireless transmitters that are operated by a software platform to offer people wireless charging.
Users can make use of a map app to get directions to the nearest power hub, where they plug into a wireless connection and recharge the battery of their device. The wireless connections will be available at cafés, hotels, sport stadiums, and even airports.
With more people using smartphones and handheld devices, the wireless power market is growing by leaps and bounds. The latest figures reveal that by 2023, the world’s wireless power market will be worth about £19.7 billion.
Chargifi, which was founded in 2014, is looking to revolutionise the way people charge their devices. Chargifi Managing Director, Dan Bladen, stated that companies that subscribe to its platform benefit by offering improved services to their customers, and they can also gather new data on the behaviour of their customers.
Bladen said his organisation believes that charging devices using a wireless system has to be well managed, monitored and maintained. There are certain venues with limited plugs, and cords on the floor can be a problem. Such venues want to encourage more customers and also get them to stay longer, Chargifi platforms will hep towards this, as well as offering busy mobile device users a free way to charge their devices.