July 23rd, 2014
Technology allows individuals from around the world to share stories and experiences. It helps people stay connected through photos, videos, messages, and voce conversations. With all of this sensory communication, wouldn’t it be great to smell what people are showing or saying to us as well? oNotes, a company headquartered in France, hopes to extend the possibilities of communication by allowing individuals to communicate using scent!
Onotes created an iPhone app, oSnap, that allows users to tag photos with scents and send an oNote to whoever has access to the oPhone vaporizing device. This device is made up of two columns atop a base, which holds eight cartridges called oChips. Each cartridge has four different smells, which can be combined to result in over 300,000 scents to choose from. Daniel Edwards, the co-inventor of oPhone, adds, “With the oPhone, people will be able to share with anyone, anywhere, not just words, images and sounds, but sensory experience itself.”
As a company that values the importance of mobile communication, we can definitely appreciate this inventive form of mobile messaging.