Keys have become an important part of life for many Americans, from driving a car to opening their wallets.
But what happens when you need to get to your next meeting without a key?
Now, a new startup is hoping to solve that problem with a simple device called a KeyFood.
The company, KeysFood, was founded by two brothers from San Francisco, who wanted to take a fun approach to getting to their next meeting.
One of them, Josh, had an iPhone and knew the keychain app was a good fit.
But Josh wasn’t sure how to make it work on the Mac.
“I have this idea of building something that’s very, very basic and really easy to get into,” Josh told Vice News.
“It’s a bit of a toy and a lot of fun, but I have a lot more fun working on things like this.”
That’s when Josh started working on a Kickstarter campaign.
“The idea of the Kickstarter campaign is to create something that, when you get a chance to use it, you’ll say, ‘Wow, this is awesome,'” Josh said.
“This is something that you’ll really want to keep in your wallet.”
Josh and his team raised $3,800 on the crowdfunding platform in just two months, and the campaign was a success.
“We’re now able to bring this into the real world,” Josh said of the KeysFood.
“That’s one of the big things we wanted to do with KeysFood is we wanted this to be something that anyone can get into, and we hope that people will take advantage of this.”
KeysFood comes in three flavors: the key chain, a wallet, and a wallet keychain.
It’s designed to work with any iPhone and Mac, but it can also work with the Apple Watch.
“You can have one of those in your pocket, and you can just have it on your wrist,” Josh explained.
“And then, if you want to have it in your phone, you can have it with you, and then it’s just a matter of getting your phone out of the pocket and into your pocket.”
Keysfood can be used to unlock doors, lock doors, and open doors, as well as for making purchases.
Josh said the company plans to launch a mobile app for KeysFood later this year.
The keychain is a unique design that features a hologram on the back of the key, which makes it easy to read.
“There’s a holographic image that’s there,” Josh noted.
“If you take it out, it’s the same as if you took it out of your wallet, but then it changes its orientation.”
Keys are also included with each KeysFood to help you unlock them without having to worry about where you put them.
“These are just a few things that we’ve added in the app,” Josh added.
The KeysFood also has a magnetic clasp that lets you open your wallet by simply sliding the lock up and down on the key.
Josh added that he thinks the Keys Food will eventually be a staple for many people.
“As soon as we start to get people in here who want to open up their wallet, they’re going to want to get KeysFood,” Josh continued.
“They’re going “Oh, that’s cool.
KeysFood has already received funding from Kickstarter, the U.S. Army, and from the National Endowment for the Arts. “
A lot of this has been really, really hard,” he said.
KeysFood has already received funding from Kickstarter, the U.S. Army, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Our goal is to have KeysFood out there in the market by the end of this year,” Josh concluded.
“So that’s really the next step.”