Shipment / App Partnership: Shoutr / OUI 2.1 / Software Dev
We do apologize for not being able to answer every email but please understand that the team is spending most of its time in the factory and with suppliers. The 1GB+8GB 1900MHz are all shipped however there are still some of them in transit.
As for the 1GB+8GB 2100MHz, we are shipping them out towards the end of April. You will receive a Tracking Number once your unit is shipped.
Once again, apologies for the delays. We are deeply grateful for your encouragement and support.
• 512MB+4GB / 2100MHz: completed
• 1GB+8GB / 1900MHz: completed
• 1GB+8GB / 2100MHz: ongoing: will be gradually dispatched until the end of April.
As explained in previous updates, there are several weeks between first shipments and last arrival of each batch. Thanks for your patience. We really appreciate. This will always be like that unless you all live in the same place… Therefore, the first backers of the 1GB+8GB 2100MHz should start receiving their pledge in the course of next week.
We are pleased to team up with 2014 CeBIT Innovation Award winner - Shoutr - to port the Shoutr app into the Ostore of the Omate TrueSmart being their first Wearable partner. Shoutr is an app for mobile and wearable devices that lets you share anything wirelessly.
Already available in beta version on Google Play store, Shoutr allows to share music, pictures, videos, contacts and more! No internet, no hotspot, no Bluetooth needed - it works directly from device to device. . We are using it all the time in office since then and it’s simply awesome. We believe you will like it as much as we do.
This video/tutorial goes through how to use Shoutr on an Omate TrueSmart: http://youtu.be/XYAcZ1vmN7Q
The Press Release is available here: http://www.omate.com/press/Omate_TrueSmart_Press_Release_20140409_Shoutr.pdf
Software Development / OUI 2.1:
A major firmware update will be released this weekend to the VID and later this month to the backers through a an Over The Air update of the firmware. It will incorporate a SMART MODE into the settings allowing you to select your type of usage. It will include the Bluetooth Companion feature allowing you to use the TrueSmart as a smartwatch 1.0 with your Android smartphone. It works with phone calls so far. We will work further to integrate more notifications later on. You will have to download the Master app called Owear into your smartphone and pair it with your TrueSmart before using it. It is still in beta mode as of today and once again you will be the first to test it right after the VID. iOS version is still under development and it will be released in the upcoming months (most likely in August) as we need to wait for Android 4.4 upgrade.
• [PATCH/MOD] Lokifish Marz EnSec Enhanced Security + Operative with TWRP: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2574980
• [ROM] Bluetooth Tether ROM for Omate TrueSmart created by Dees_Troy and allowing the Bluetooth Tethering: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2697984
• VIDEO: the porting of the Omate Clockfaces running on top of Android Wear by David Lanz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JwdUfDIbLA
• VIDEO: the “x3 UI" in action, designed by Lokifish Marz: Early concept for a 3 step UI ported on the TrueSmart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_fGFfCAMYo
How to become a VID?
Well, being a software partner at Omate is like joining the Knights of the Round Table or the Jedi Order. Skills, Talent, Respect and Ethics are key aspects. Basically, the first thing you can do is to join our forum page on XDA-Developers and join our G+ Developer Community.
FYI, Omate forum page on @xdadevelopers is three times larger than Pebble and almost the same size as Sony http://forum.xda-developers.com/smartwatch/
From there you can post anything that you have ported on top of the TrueSmart. It can be an app (Oapp), a ROM, a MOD anything which can enhance the Omate ecosystem. From that point, if you gather interest from the community we will hear about it and if it’s cool enough you will be granted a VID status (Very Important Developer), as a reward you will receive an early prototype of our future designs. (new sword / LaserSaber)
We will continue to organize #TrueSmartHackaton and another round will take place in May. Each winner will be rewarded with a special Hacker Edition of the TrueSmart. These Limited Edition models will be marked with a customized laser printed battery cover + each winner will be granted VID status (Very Important Developer) and engineering samples of new product development of Omate in 2014.
We look forward to developing the TrueSmart Ecosystem with the Omate Developer community!
Thanks for your support,
Omate TrueSmart Team
Google+: +Omate TrueSmart Omate
XDA Developers Forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/smartwatch/truesmart
Wearable Design: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Wearable-Design-1794802