Technology is NOT (yet) universal
Silicon Valley cannot cater to all voices...
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We think the world is in crucial need of a different technology proposition. A proposition that will be built for and by people seeing things differently.
Our “no-text-policy” at the core of our user interface design philosophy is setting up the foundations of a truly universal digital world where all barriers are removed.
The sharing economy has fundamentally changed our consumption behaviors, and contributed to the emergence of new businesses and the birth of a new man: The homotrepreneur. In today’s context of uberization, most people have their business activities (uber, Airbnb, grocery stores) alongside with their regular jobs.
Somtou wants to place itself as the catalyst of the sharing economy all around the world; and ultimately help people coming from diverse background of technological knowledge have a versatile device to manage their small businesses.
Local and natural
Connecting nature and electronics
Natural material gives life to electronic devices
Somtou is at the intersection of art and technology and thus brings back humanity to electronics. Tired of grey, plastic-made and mass-produced electronics? Somtou is the way forward. We think most current devices lack a natural touch and personality. We truly believe that natural materials could bring authenticity to technology.
Handcraft at the core
Because we think human matters
We also believe in diversity and the use of local materials. In all the places we will operate, our aim will always be to use natural materials to build the device. As of now, we are able to produce the Somtou with wood and bamboo, which both give a sense of durability to the device and enhance the relationship that humans have with technology.
Somtou makes your life easier
In implementing a “no text policy”, we also bring simplicity to our device, which is based on our conviction that managing your personal activities, small businesses or financials should be quite straightforward.
Manage your activities easily
The Somtou device allows you to follow your activities. As a good parent, you might want to keep track of the expenses related with your kid karate classes.
As a freelance karate teacher, you might want to follow the payments of your different students and know the best ones.
Follow your cash
We know your finances are important
In one touch, know how well your finances are going. What you earned, how you spent it, how much can you afford for the next periods.
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