In june 2014, vapor communications will launch the first scent-based mobile messaging platform for iPhone users on indiegogo. The new communication platform will essentially evolve to allow users to send and receive scent-infused SMS. Harvard University & Wyss Institute scientists david edwards and rachel field, have developed this platform specifically for the bluetooth-enabled ‘oPhone’, a device that generates complex aroma signals in rapid succession without lingering aromatic clouds, similar to the function of a standard telephone in its delivery of audio information.
‘oSnap’, the company’s iPhone application, will allow users to tag photographs with over 300,000 unique scents,send and receive these scent-tagged images electronically as ‘oNotes’ via email, facebook, twitter and other programs.
According to vapor communications, ‘the scent-based messaging platform will work as follows: users will obtain the mobile-messaging app ‘oSnap’ in the apple store and download onto their iphones for free; they will then be able to snap a photograph and tag any object in the photograph with a scent; creation of the scent will be facilitated by a scrolling window that presents up to 32 unique scents of which users can choose from one to eight, resulting in over 300,000 combinations; users will then be able to name the scent-tagged image and send it electronically to friends.’