It looks as though the market for consumer RFID products is starting to take off, at least if we’re to believe the marketing people. We already covered Violet’s Mir:ror product last month, and now we see that the Tikitag ecosystem is available on both the Amazon and Firebox retailer sites. The idea is you stick RFID tokens onto ordinary products like photos, umbrellas and the like, and can then trigger computer and web applications by touching the token to the reader. We still think this is very much a technology looking for an application, but we’ll be the first to clap when and if something essential comes out of the labs.
tikitag is a service that enables anyone to link real world objects with the online world and make applications accessible with a single touch. The open beta service was launched on October 1st, 2008, with the availability of tikitag starter packages and tag packages via e-commerce.