Flapit: A social media counter to show off your Facebook and Twitter stats

We all know how important those ‘likes’ are on Facebook and how essential it is for small business to engage with their customers on their social platforms to boost popularity.

Now, there’s a chance to take it a step further. If you own a business and are looking to maximise your customer interaction and show off your social network stats, then Flapit – a metrics counter that displays real-time social media stats – could be the answer.

Designed with a retro-style split-flap feature, the 3kg device can display metrics up to 999,999 and can easily fit it into shops, hotels, restaurants, and company reception desks and boardrooms.

Based on market research that claims more customers are likely to put their trust stores or brands that have a strong social media presence, Flapit thinks businesses could make the most of their social networking accounts if they displayed their online popularity offline as well.

“Social media is more important for businesses than ever before, driving increased engagement and two-way customer interaction online,” says CEO and founder Christophe Avignon. “With Flapit, we wanted to create an object which takes social offline and into the shop floors, stores, hotels, restaurants and offices, but in a design-conscious way.”

Using Wi-fi, Flapit can connect to social media accounts and display stats from 11 platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Yelp, Swarm, Weibo, qzone, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and Google Analytics.

Not only that, the device’s application programs interface technology allows you to display discounts or promotional prices, customised welcome messages and even sales figures on its counter.

Businesses keen to show off their social media presence can now pre-order the Flapit counter for £199. The devices are expected to be shipped in March next year.