Since we started TextMe 4 years ago, we have been working hard at bringing you the very best possible communication experience on any device. We started with Smartphones, then Tablets and have been experimenting with new platforms in the last year, including launching TextMe on Google Glass.
We view our mission as doing anything we can to remove barriers that get in the way when you want to communicate with your friends and family. Today is a big milestone in this adventure.
With the launch of the Android Wear Platform we saw an opportunity to bring the TextMe experience to a new level. As much as many of us already live with multiple connected devices : a TV, a computer, a smartphone and a tablet, none of these devices are always ‘’on you’’, always accessible, in less than a second. This is about to change.
With the launch of the Android Wear Platform, many devices manufacturers are about to launch some really exciting wearable devices that, we believe, will have a profound effect on how we all interact with technology and mobile applications like TextMe.
When building TextMe on Android Wear, we chose to focus on 2 scenarios, where running TextMe on your watch will transform your TextMe experience :
1.Deal with Incoming Calls from your watch : how many times have you missed an important call because your phone was in your bag, on your desk ? Well, with TextMe on Android wear, you will be able to see your incoming calls on TextMe on your watch. From the watch, you will be able to decline or accept a call and potentially tell your friend : ‘’I am in a meeting, I ll call you right back’’ directly from the watch, without pulling your smartphone.
2. Receive and send Stickers directly from your watch : Many of you love sending stickers from TextMe to all your friends. You keep telling us stickers are a great way to share an emotion or a joke, with no need for words. Well, with TextMe on Android Wear, if you receive a sticker, it will be directly display on your watch, and you will even be able to respond with a sticker, directly from the watch.
Bear in mind, this is just the beginning, but we could not be more excited about these new platforms and how they will allow us to help you communicate with your friends. Stay tuned for more exciting news on this topic in the future.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, TextMe