Pressy Lets You Control Your Android Phone With One Simple Button

How many clicks does it take to turn on your flashlight? As many as you want if you have Pressy, the app and button lets you program tasks for your phone using one button. It’s like Morse code.

This little impressive button is getting a ton of attention on Kickstarter, it got fully funded in one day. In fact, Pressy is so successful, it’s already gotten six times its original funding goal – enough to develop Pressy for iPhone.


Pressy is a tiny physical button that connects to your phone through the headphone jack.

Connecting the Pressy Button with the free Pressy app lets you easily customize and use your favorite, everyday actions. For example, if you use your flashlight on regular basis, set a Click-combination the app for turning on your flashlight and start clicking the Button!

Getting started using Pressy couldn’t be any easier. Plug the Pressy Button to the headphone jack, download the free app, and you’re good to go. Click the Pressy button and see your phone’s flashlight turn on. Click it again and it turns off. As simple as that.

Pressy comes with 3 pre-set Actions, but once you get the hang of things you can customize clicking behavior and trigger dozens of different actions.

If there’s one lesson here, it’s that our bodies are so tuned into tactile objects that simplifying touch-based gestures into clickable tasks actually gets us exited. Even small physical cues like tiny buttons can evoke a visceral experience that is more real and easy. Where does this lead us? In the past year, there’s been a lot of development in physical interfaces – stretchy ones and superhuman ones, but at the end of the day, Pressy’s Kickstarter actually gets it. Keep it simple.