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'Dorothy' app controls phone features with heel clicks

iStrategy Labs said the Dorothy prototype can control smartphone features with the clicks of a user's heels.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Oct. 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Washington, D.C., company's "Dorothy" app connects to a device called "Ruby" to allow users to control their smartphones by clicking their heels.

iStrategy Labs said the Dorothy app connects with the Ruby device via Bluetooth and users can use it for purposes including receiving a fake call to escape an uncomfortable situation, texting friends with a meet-up location and ordering a pizza.

For those who feel "there's no place like home" Dorothy can also be programmed to order an Uber driver with three heel clicks.

The company said it is working on creating a smaller version of Ruby to more comfortably fit into a user's shoe and developers are working on the ability to control more phone features with heel clicks.

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