Blossom – the family cactus, is designed to connect family members living separately. It is composed of two parts, a mobile application dedicated to find the ideal time for a phone conversation and a IOT cactus that is used as a family connection awareness system.

How does it work?

The app uses Google Awareness API and suggests family members to connect when they are driving or walking. Once they confirm their availability, the app connects them by initiating a phone conversation. The information of the occurrence of the phone call is transmitted to the server, which gives the IOT cactus the order to grow and give positive feedback about the relationship between the two family members. The more the family members will stay in contact the cactus will blossom and vice versa.