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Dimple is a 4-button NFC Sticker That Needs Your Funding

NFC stickers, boy were those an item that never really caught on. Samsung tried them. Others too. Just don’t tell that to the folks behind the latest crowd funding campaign called Dimple, an NFC-focused project that is already 65% funded after launching yesterday.

Dimple is an NFC sticker with four physical buttons that can be attached to your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. Those four buttons, can be customized to do a variety of tasks, like turn on WiFi, open the camera, enable a flashlight, launch your favorite app, or even enable a Tasker task. The basics here suggest that you are looking at a multi-button NFC sticker that can do multiple tasks. But there is more.

Dimple’s software (companion app) will hopefully allow you to launch consecutive tasks or popup grid tasks, connect up to eight items per button, define what a long press would do, or potentially expand everything to 3rd party plugins. Many of those items are either in beta or still on the way, but Dimple is hoping to tackle many of those ideas.

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The Dimple costs $27 in a predefined color of your choice with an estimated shipping time of August. It will work with most Android phones outside of the HTC One (M7) and One (M8). The Dimple hates metal, according to its creators.

The Dimple team is looking to raise $43,000 through Indiegogo over a 35 day period. After just one day, they are at 65% of their goal, so it’s pretty obvious that they will reach $43,000 and send you a sticker should you decide to back it.

To learn more, hit up the link directly below.

Dimple Indiegogo

  • needa

    i like it, but i will not be ‘sticking’ anything to my moto x.

  • If I’m not mistaken, don’t you have to have your phone unlocked in order to use NFC tags? If that’s the case with these as well, they are much less useful.

    • needa


  • niceee…so when i put my phone on my desk 4 different things start going off and my phone explodes

  • 27 for a sticker?…i feel u can make this with other stickers and a nice diy writeup

  • vbhatt08

    I like the idea but $27 for four extra buttons? …

  • alphanu22

    lol weird, i sent this News Tip to Droid Life last week. Now just getting to it-

  • Raikou

    Love the idea but concerned about having this stuck on the back of my phone would interfere with other NFC uses. I already feel like I’m pushing it’s limit with an otterbox on. Not to mention the concern of it coming off in my pocket.

  • Prime7

    Too ugly. The functionality sounds great, but I would never stick this thing onto my phone.

  • JMonkeYJ

    I wonder if Xioami will also come out with a $0.50 version of this before they deliver…

  • John Davids

    Requires the user to program the button, it will never catch on. Heck, Samsung gives away free packs of their TechTiles these days with the purchase of pretty much anything from their store. Nobody wants them.

  • WAldenIV

    Samsung Tec Tiles are well worth the $20.

  • Finire

    Part of me says Yes… I want this. But the other part of me looks at the time schedule they’ve publicly set for themselves.

    The first version of their product will be shipped in August 2014. 4 Months later, the second version of the same product, the one with more bugs worked out, and multiple button capability for game use, will be ready to ship.

    So do I want it? Sure I do. Will I wait for the second, improved, version of it? I think that I most likely will.

  • j

    NFC tags appeal to me, but in the end, everything I’d want them to do, my phone can do anyway using things like Tasker.

    • WAldenIV

      The Moto skip is actually pretty cool now that I’ve adjusted to it. You can’t do that with regular NFC tags or an app. The problem is the feature isn’t universal.

      • getting my replacement moto x…with a skip! yay for moto support! lol im intrigued by the skip

  • saimin

    Smartphones have been getting sleeker and sleeker by replacing the hard buttons on the outside with soft buttons on the screen. Now they want to reverse that trend? I suppose I’m glad this is an optional feature because I’m not interested.

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

    Done and Done. Dunno how it’ll work with my zerolemon on my n5, but supporting this, to me, is more important haha 🙂

  • Gr8Ray

    Meh. Tacky.

  • epps720

    2 issues
    1) will this work with a case otherwise the majority of people wouldn’t use this
    2) how did they not make black a color option? Really purple over black??

  • the truth

    the stickers are going to come off when you put your phone in your pocket.

  • sc0rch3d

    I trust the Pressy implementation more than a sticker.

    • ya but they missed the stated march ship date or I never got my pressy, did u?

  • Jacob Dagenais

    Already backed. I want to use these with IFTTT when they bring NFC support to controlled my lights and such.

  • Muji Samovar

    Droid-life bitches about physical home buttons.

    Droid-life hails physical buttons on stickers as the wave of the future.


    • Ray

      LG: son buttons on the back of phones are the new thing get with the program

    • geedee82

      I wouldn’t exactly call reporting on a new start-up product as “hails…as the wave of the future.”

    • sonicyoof

      So to sum it up, they should be in favor or physical buttons for back, home, recent, and four others for whatever else?

  • Ray

    What would be cooler to me would be a case that has these built into them

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Idea Stolen!….Off to KICKSTARTER

      • Ray

        I’ve already mailed my letter off to the us patent lol

    • Jacob Mustin

      seriously. Id buy this yesterday man.

      • Ray

        Nice first backer right here lol

    • Terrance Steiner

      You should be able to stick this to a case. That should still put it close enough to the phone for NFC to work.

    • michael arazan

      Or, Lock Screen widgets do these already

  • Ray

    Waiting for a Chinese manufacturer to make these for $1

  • cgalyon

    I actually think that’s a really clever idea. I think it would be really nice to be able to press a button to, for example, open my phone or take a picture (volume rocker requires a heavy press that moves the camera), launch Maps, or Voice. I’m certainly intrigued. Hope they will make metallic colors.

  • litobirdy

    why would anyone put that on teh back of their phone? lol

    • Boop

      It’s where the nfc is on the phone.

      • litobirdy

        not what I meant. buttons the back that protrude out? terrible idea. on tablet on bezel, better idea

        • MikeKorby

          Buttons on the back being a bad idea? Don’t tell LG…

          • litobirdy


  • flosserelli

    A little birdie told me skin tones may be on the way. Add some pink paint to the “dimples” and give your phone boobies 🙂

    • bird is the word

    • Ray

      Butt boobies come in 2’s what’s a man to do with 4?

      • flosserelli

        I guess you have never entertained two women at the same time 😛

      • calculatorwatch

        Not sure if you misspelled ‘but’ or if you were trying to get me to picture ‘butt boobies’. Either way that’s what happened, and it wasn’t as pleasant as I would’ve hoped.

        • Ray

          Yes I spelled butt like that on purpose

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Wait?? MORE BUTTONS? . . . Samsung should just replace their home button with these. But it’s a cool idea though.