It is very rare when a piece of technology is developed that builds on existing systems, but changes it in such a fundamental way that it affects the very way those systems are used. It is nearly unheard of when just such a new development is so absolutely simple that it defies the “normal” difficulties that plague technology. Launching publicly only last week, the Clik application is one of those rarified delights.
Clik allows the user of an iOS or Android smartphone to relay anything from the entirety of the YouTube library to a TV or monitor and control it from the smartphone. Amazingly, the app creates a unique connection with no special wires, transmitters or connector, using only a specialized QR code to establish a link over any WiFi or even cellular without the creation of a network connection. Clik also allows collaboration; anyone with Clik can scan into the same screen, sharing control and experiences in a social setting.
The ability for highly personal mobile devices, like phones, to easily take control of computers, TVs, cars, and other expensive and complex devices is one of the most important megatrends in technology right now. Clik’s approach to this problem is novel and slick, bordering on magic. You have to see it to believe it. It’s a game changer.”
– Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures
After experimenting with the Clik app, you start to imagine possibilities – stepping into a conference room and launching your presentation on the existing screens, bringing your video portfolio to an interviewer’s own monitor and crowd-sourcing control of music videos during a party are just a few of the ideas that came to mind.
The Clik app is a free download, available for iOS and Android directly through application’s website at discover.clikthis.com.
A truly groundbreaking innovation, Clik is certainly worth downloading and we look forward to future developments.