- Aug 9 2011
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First-of-Its-Kind White-Label Solution Evolves Digital Life Management on Android Devices as a UX-Optimized Inbox for Social Media, Messaging and Events
SAN DIEGO – AUGUST 9, 2011 – Human Engines, an innovative software development company dedicated to redefining user experiences, today announced Influx, a timeline-based mobile communications manager that fundamentally changes the user experience on Android™-enabled mobile devices. Influx simplifies the connected mobile life by streamlining all email, social media, SMS, calendar functions and alerts into a graphically-rich, universal timeline that prioritizes the delivery of information when, where and how the user prefers. A first-of-its-kind white-label solution, Influx maximizes the Android operating system and is installed at the OEM level, where it can be customized and optimized for the device. Influx is now commercially deployed for the first time as “SocialTouch” on the Lenovo IdeaPad® Tablet K1 and ThinkPad® Tablet, announced in July running the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system.
“We designed Influx to help users better understand and use the various communications tools available to them in a world of information overload,” said Baback Elmieh, president of products, Human Engines. “Currently, most people have to access corporate email, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, calendar and browser alerts in separate applications – it’s enough to create more than a little confusion in our busy lives. Influx simplifies things and puts the focus back on the comprehensive user experience versus individual applications.”
Human Engines’ groundbreaking user experience (UX) technology redefines what the mobile experience can and should be by offering a customizable tool for unified delivery of personal content. Influx’s streamlined UX approach utilizes a Timeline for notifications, communications and events that can all be easily accessed via “snack” views, or quick, short summaries – all done without leaving the program. Influx gives users what they need, when they need it with context filters that prioritize messages or events, e.g. “Home,” “Work,” “Commute.”
Additional features for Influx by Human Engines include:
Fully Integrated Communications – corporate email, Gmail, calendar, SMS, Facebook and Twitter are all accessed through one central hub. Influx understands, streamlines and prioritizes communications while carrying out automatic message threading to keep the timeline manageable and organized.
Unified Inbox View with Streamlined Timeline – Influx collects your digital life all in one place, sorted by time and priorities you’ve established.
“Snack Size” Message Previews – Easy to digest snippets of information can be expanded and interacted with in one touch, without ever leaving Influx.
Context-based Filtering Options – Influx allows users to prioritize communications applications based on where they are at during different times of day, such as in the office, at home or on the road. Users can also search through all communications easily by viewing an entire day by a single contact or application.
Smart Alerts – Influx automatically monitors calendar items and uses Google maps to notify you of traffic delays, or alerts you and your meeting attendees if you’re likely to be late.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablet, premiering Influx as SocialTouch, are the first tablets to deploy this new streamlined communications solution. The Lenovo tablets offer flexibility, power and security to do more virtually anywhere: entertainment, social networking, true HD, cloud sharing, apps and more.
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