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Are you ready for clothing designed by a smartphone app?

February 7th, 2017 at 10:04 PM
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If you’re sick of the trend of everyone calling everything “smart” and cramming pointless technology into every aspect of everyday life, it’s probably best to look away now. For those of you still here, you’ll probably consider yourself part of that first group by the time you’re done reading about this wild and possibly goofy new apparel design concept that covers your clothing in data. 

It starts with an app called Coded Couture which utilizes Google’s Awareness API to log data about your lifestyle and then turns that information into patterns for clothing — in this case, a “Data_Dress.” The user selects what occasion they need the dress for, and the style they’re shooting for, at which point the app tracks things like your workout habits, what places you visit, and your overall routine. It then uses that data to pick out accents and accessories, and uses GPS data to craft a unique pattern.

The result is a dress that creator Ivyrevel suggests will enhance your personality and boost your confidence. It’s certainly true that each piece of clothing designed by the app would be unique to one specific individual, but whether or not anyone actually wants to wear a map of their morning run or the route they walk to grab a bagel every morning is certainly update for debate.

You can sign up for Coded Couture right now and be entered for a chance to win one of the dresses for yourself, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today,, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction.

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