Aviate Launches Into Private Beta to Simplify Android Phones Everywhere

SAN FRANCISCO -- 10/15/13
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Intelligent Homescreen Automatically Organizes Apps and Contextually Surfaces Information When Needed Most

Aviate, the intelligent homescreen that simplifies Android phones, today launched into private beta in the Google Play store. Aviate was built because our phones should be smarter. It delivers an entirely dynamic homescreen experience that contextually surfaces the information and apps that users need, precisely when they need them.

Upon install, Aviate automatically categorizes similar apps into collections, making them easier to find and use at moment’s notice. Aviate also automatically places users’ most used apps on their homescreen, and provides an easy to find alphabetical listing of all the apps on a user’s phone. Additionally, Aviate is able to make recommendations of other apps users may enjoy based upon recommendations and use from the Aviate community.

Aviate intelligently surfaces the most relevant apps and information throughout the day based on a user’s context. The “Spaces” feature organizes your phone’s information based upon what a user is doing and where they are. For example, when at a restaurant, Aviate will automatically surface a restaurant Space that displays popular tips, photos, easy check-in capability, and access to your most relevant apps for that context." Or at night, Aviate automatically surfaces users’ alarm, schedule of meetings for the morning, and other useful information and apps users may need.

“Aviate’s mission is to connect people to the world's information the moment it's useful,” said Mark Daiss, one of the three co-founders of Aviate. Paul Montoy-Wilson, co-founder, expanded “We’ve gone beyond basic customization to deliver a fundamentally new smartphone experience, one that’s built around you and your lifestyle.”

Over time Aviate continues to improve by adapting to users’ routines and preferences.

“We’ve embedded contextual understanding deep into Aviate so your phone can adapt intelligently to the many ways you use it in your daily life,” said William Choi, Aviate's third co-founder.

Aviate had previously only been available to a select number of users since its alpha launch in late June 2013. Effective immediately, the company is granting access to its entire alpha waitlist of 70,000 users after they download the latest version, and extending an invite for anyone to sign up to join the beta. In addition, each member that had signed up to the alpha community will be provided with five invites for their friends.

Aviate features include:

Personalization — auto-adapts your homescreen to your lifestyle, current context, and interests
Simple navigation — transforms your phone into three, easy-to-navigate screens
Clean design — streamlines your phone to make it feel faster and more efficient than ever
Collections — auto-categorize your apps so you don’t have to
Battery life — power-sipping design conserves users' battery life

In May 2013, the company announced a $1.8 million seed round from Highland Capital Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Freestyle Capital and Draper Associates to grow the team and continue development on the product’s underlying contextual engine and machine learning intelligence. The company is currently hiring talented engineers.

For more information, please visit http://getaviate.com.

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