Silicone button connects a wide range of smartphone functions, from taking a selfie to triggering a panic alarm

When engineer and Shortcut Labs co-founder Joacim Westlund wanted to track his tobacco consumption, he developed an app for it. But pulling out his phone and navigating through multiple apps to find the right one proved frustrating, so he decided to create a shortcut through the process.

From that niche frustration has come Flic, a silicone button the size of two pound coins stuck together that triggers specific functions on a smartphone. It has an adhesive back so it can be stuck on a wall or cupboard, or attached with a clip to a belt, jacket or a bag strap.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS