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The Flic Team and their thoughts about Buttons, Flic Hub, Home Automation, Partners, Crowdfunding, Stockholm Startups and much more.

Level-Up Your Presentation Game

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Tommy Tonkins

Picture the scene… you’ve spent days, maybe even weeks, preparing a presentation to be pitch perfect. You know you’ve got a killer slide deck and you’re ready to ‘wow’ your audience. But then disaster strikes and all your best-laid plans slip by the wayside. It happens more often than you’d think: your tech doesn’t work […]

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Flic for Mac Update

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Nadia Campo

The Flic Mac app is an essential tool for any Apple computer owner. From productivity and presentation apps to music and smart home control, create shortcuts triggered by the push of a Flic button. Just like you would on your phone, but even better: unlock Mac-specific actions you don’t have on your phone. Download App […]

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Track your soda habits with Flic and Google Analytics

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Jacob Worsøe

Google Analytics is normally used to track visitors on websites, but with a little creativity and a Flic button, it can be used to track events in the real world.   When Google Analytics launched universal analytics, they also launched a new API, called Measurement Protocol, to send data to Google Analytics from all kinds […]

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Spooky tricks with Flic

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

Scare your guests with Flic this Halloween! Here are some sneaky tricks you can try. Flashing electricity Press Flic discretely to suddenly kill all the lights in the room. If you’re all at the dinner table and no one has their phone out then your friends will think the power is out. Press again after […]

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Three ways Flic made work better

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

How to use Flic to increase productivity at work? Here are three examples from our customers. The Sales Office An American direct-sales team bought Flic for their employees and put one on each desk. When employees complete a regular sale, they click their button. It makes the lights in their office flash in green and a […]

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Flic success at IFA – Still very unique

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Daniel Abdiu

IFA – One of Europe’s biggest trade show for Consumer electronics We are back from IFA. For those of you not familiar with IFA, it’s the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances held in Berlin, Germany. Tech enthusiasts from all over the world are there to see what’s new in the market […]

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Musicians turn the page with Flic

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

Edit: Please note that the forScore implementation in the Flic App for iOS is not officially supported by forScore. Please see forScore’s list of supported accessories here.  We constantly see new use cases for Flic buttons, in fields we never thought about. Recently, we found an idea at the Flic Ideas Forum that we decided […]

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 Flic for professional athletes

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Daniel Abdiu

Flic is a proud sponsor of Swedish Open. All tennis players get their own special edition Flic button to keep track on their training. How it started It’s a Monday morning, and I just arrived at the office sitting with my first cup of coffee and going through the inbox. There is a mail from […]

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How we chose the core of the Flic Hub to be GR8 – a processor.

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

When we dreamed up the Flic Hub, we had a wish list. It should be powered by a single board computer, an ARM System-on-Chip and run a new Linux version so we could run the latest Bluetooth version. It would retail for less than $100 and ship in October. For that dream to be a […]

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Beta testing the Flic Hub – Live!

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Elin Härén

Today, I am proud to announce that we have signed a deal with our first B2B client for the Flic Hub! At Shortcut Labs, we always value creativity before anything else, especially formal processes and procedures. After the Flic launch, we did, however, learn the importance of continuous testing. The Flic Hub is the perfect […]

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Wow – that was a successful launch.

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

We launched The Flic Hub on Indiegogo and received $200,000 in pre-orders in less than 24 hours. Here is how that came to be. The Flic fans, our brand ambassadors, are the people that made this happen. Many of who have been with us, supporting us from the original launch of the Flic button. You […]

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Introducing the Flic Hub

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

More than two years ago, we successfully launched Flic on Indiegogo. To date, we have sold and delivered over 200,000 Flic buttons globally. Now, we’re at it again. The Flic Hub is ready to be released on Indiegogo! Our most requested improvement The Flic Hub makes Flic even better than before. It brings WiFi connectivity […]

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What does the Flic team have in common with marathon runners?

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Elin Härén

Tomorrow, thousands of people will run 42 195 meters through the streets of Flic’s hometown, in the 39th edition of Stockholm Marathon. We have some hobby runners in the Flic team, and I, being a former professional football player, still like to test my limits miles after miles on a weekly basis. Though I will […]

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IKEA Trådfri can now be Flic’ed!

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

Dear Friends, Today we are proud to give you support for IKEA Trådfri connected lighting series. Use Flic or Flic Lights to quickly turn the IKEA lights on or off, change the color temperature, or dim them to a favorite preset. Buy Flic and Flic Lights here. IKEA made a big splash in the Home […]

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Flic + Flow – get the most out of your working day

Posted on April 5, 2017 by Elin Härén

At Shortcut Labs, we are on a mission to defeat complexity. Everything we do is aimed towards helping people achieve more with less effort. This is where our new integration with Microsoft Flow comes into the conversation. For those not familiar with Flow, it is the latest contribution to automated workflows. It is an awesome suite of powerful and automated […]

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Introducing: Shortcut buttons for Mac

Posted on April 1, 2017 by Joacim Westlund

Actual, wireless push buttons, not much bigger than the keys on your keyboard, that connects to your Mac through Bluetooth. No dongle required. Today we’re proud to release the Flic App for Mac. It’s quite simple: we give you extra buttons for your Mac. Good’ol favorite buttons, but for your desk. The Flic Mac App […]

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What is Flic?

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Anna Cemazar

A button with powers? Imagine a button that can control your smartphone. A button that you could use to take control of your apps without having to fumble with your phone every time you want to do something. Wait, what? Well think about it. We use our smartphones on a daily basis to do a […]

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Flic for Mac?

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Anton Meier

Hi, Today we are trying something new. We have since the very first release of Flic received a lot of requests from you about using Flic on other devices than their smartphones. While we have had a beta version of a Linux SDK up for a while, Mac support is something we have always wanted […]

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Zapier makes Flic control over 500 web apps – a walkthrough

Posted on April 17, 2016 by Joacim Westlund

Did you know Flic can control over 500 apps using Zapier? Flic is live on Zapier since a while ago and is used by heaps of Flicers every day. Chances are, if you thought about anything you want to do with Flic that is not yet available in the Flic App, you can do it […]

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The First Batch – A lesson learnt about hardware and early assumptions.

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Joacim Westlund

This Blog post was covered in The Verge Apr 19, 2016 [link] The very first batch of Flic we created cannot be firmware updated. Unfortunately, this means that they are not future proof and cannot be used with much of the new functionality we are providing. That sucks. The First Batch is the most important […]

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