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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Monitor-IO


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Whether for our homes or small businesses, there has been no way for us to continuously and independently monitor the quality of our internet connection and connected devices. So they built monitor-io.  It’s easy to use, takes less than a minute to install, and lets beginners and experts troubleshoot with ease. The information tracked will allow you to quickly diagnose any problems you may have and give you the “right” data for your internet service provider.

After two years of development and months of closed beta testing, they’re very excited and ready to ship their first batch of product!  Your privacy is extremely important to them. All their measurements are done without accessing any of your personal information or data.  How does monitor-io work?

It starts with super easy installation:

  • Step 1: Connect monitor-io device to your router
  • Step 2: Register it with the monitor-io service
  • Step 3: (optional) Download our alerting app and choose the alerts you are interested in on the portal

That’s it! Their software begins executing continuous lightweight performance tests with their regional cloud servers around the globe.

As of March 20th, this project has raised $40,000 of their $10,000 goal. This project has 21 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $89, you will get one monitor-io.  For a pledge of $170, you will get a monitor-io 2-pack.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/802071374/continuously-track-your-internet-connection-with-m

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