March 23, 2015 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] Carlsbad, California - Named as top 100 entrepreneur under 30 by President Obama, developer Erik Groset, today is proud to announce his Kickstarter campaign for WeBoard, a simplified and efficient keyboard innovation for Apple Watch and Android Wear. Tagged into the Wearables category, the WeBoard campaign presents a keyboard with larger keys and better input actions for menus, options, and other features. The keyboard is controlled by wrist sensored movements that easily replace the nuisance of voice input.
The WeBoard app removes the sensation of being in a crowded and confined space when dealing with the native keyboard. Instead, it uses a simplified and easy approach that allows users the freedom to customize and control the keyboard for optimal efficiency. WeBoard will do away with the original keyboard that takes up a third of the screen and replace it with a set of bigger keys, which will scroll in the footer.
WeBoard's predictable and stable movements are created by various wrist activated sensors that allow users to make traditional keyboard based input. A slight wrist movement upwards, downwards, or side to side will prompt the keyboard to show a different set of data that users can input. Keys could be divided by lines, quadrants and more. Because the undersized keyboard takes up less space, it allows a user to see outgoing and incoming messages on the same screen, much like texting.
WeBoard is perfect for owners of the Apple Watch or Android Wear, whom would like a productive way of communicating without the hassle of tiny keyboards. It is also a great option for individuals who would rather keep their privacy intact, without having to rely on voice input, while in public spaces - not to mention, the inaccuracy that accompanies voice input applications.
Users can simply install the app onto their watch and choose it as the default keyboard. It can even be customized with long-press keys that display an alternative input, such as caps, numbers, symbols, accent marks, or emojis. Also, the color of the background and keys can be changed to suit preferences. WeBoard will expand customization capabilities as Kickstarter funds grow.
WeBoard's Feature Highlights:
* Comfortable and simple User Interface
* Wrist Sensor movement
* Customizable to fit needs, such as long-pressing a key to display an alternative like caps, emojis, or symbols
* Bigger keys
* Keyboard works with other features, such as menus and options
* Can replace voice input
* Frees up space on the screen
* Accurate input and faster typing
Kickstarter Campaign Pledge Rewards:
* 2.00 (USD)
Free WeBoard wallpaper
The WeBoard app
* 5.00 (USD)
All of the above
Pledgers name added to the WeBoard website as a welcome to the WeBoard family
* 20.00 (USD)
All of the above
Beta access before it launches on the App Store (Estimated to start in June)
* 25 (USD)
All of the above
Beta access before it launches on the App Store (Estimated to start in May)
* 50 (USD)
Early beta access to WeBoard
Exclusive Gold theme
Shout out 'Thank You' in the app credits and website
* 100 (USD)
The Gold package, plus:
Custom WeBoard 'Kickstarter-themed Superhero' Wood Plaque
* 1,000 (USD)
The Gold package, plus:
Custom Theme by a world-class designer with freedom to make suggestions
The Kickstarter campaign will fund the development of a WeBoard, so that users will have the highest quality input. WeBoard is currently patent pending and the WeBoard team promises to never lend user information to third parties, as part of their core values of integrity.
"WeBoard was born from my own frustrations with a keyboard that didn't allow me to interact with my device" said Erik Grosset, owner of WeBoard. "My wearables became nothing more than potentially great products that I just couldn't use. I like the freedom of using a full keyboard to manipulate my most important communication pieces in a way that benefits me and respects my time. The goal for WeBoard is to remove poor quality from the equation, so watch owners like me can concentrate on messaging with a full keyboard, on the go. We hope you enjoy WeBoard as much as we'll enjoy bringing it to life for you!"
"WeBoard was born from my own frustrations with a keyboard that didn't allow me to interact with my device" said Erik Groset, owner of WeBoard. "My wearables became nothing more than potentially great products that I just couldn't use. I like the freedom of using a full keyboard to manipulate my most important communication pieces in a way that benefits me and respects my time. The goal for WeBoard is to remove poor quality from the equation, so watch owners like me can concentrate on messaging with a full keyboard, on the go. We hope you enjoy WeBoard as much as we'll enjoy bringing it to life for you!"
* Apple Watch
* Android Wear
Pricing and Availability:
WeBoard is expected to be released towards the end of 2015 and sold through the App Store and Google Play. Supporters who back the project may receive a pre-release beta of WeBoard for their personal use.
Based in Carlsbad, California, Erik Groset was recognized as top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 by President Obama. He was also named inventor on more than a dozen patents world-wide and has developed or co-developed more than 50 apps, many of which have been featured on top 50 lists. Erik Groset combines his longtime entrepreneurial spirit with thought leading and versatile developments to produce products that solve everyday problems. Copyright (C) 2015 Erik Groset. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.