WIMM Labs Ships Developer Preview KitsNovember 10, 2011
The WIMM One kit gives developers the ability to build micro applications and accessories for wearable technology that leverage glanceable interaction facilitated by the platform’s personal-size touchscreen interface.
LOS ALTOS, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- WIMM Labs announced that it is shipping the WIMM One Developer Preview Kit to registered developers. As part of this announcement, WIMM Labs also commenced a call for all developers to join the WIMM One developer program.
The WIMM One Developer Preview will give developers the ability to create more personal and intuitive applications that break through the access barriers of typical mobile technology. "The universal value of the WIMM platform is a new type of glanceable interaction delivered on our touchscreen-driven wearable package that's smaller than a matchbox," said Tim Twerdahl, Vice President at WIMM Labs. "Throughout the day, micro apps help keep people focused on the task at hand, from a pedometer that encourages a healthier lifestyle to cross-training sports companions that push athletes past their performance goals, from coffee payments on the wrist to call alerts that keep eyes on the road. We're also working with micro apps for presentation control, home security settings, instant messaging, and pill reminders. Our vision extends far beyond a single-purpose device."
Fundamental to the WIMM Platform is the 36 by 32 mm module, with an elegant, full-color touchscreen interface. The WIMM One module comes pre-loaded with a selection of beta productivity micro apps, and developers will have the ability to upload and test new micro apps in the WIMM forums. While the WIMM One runs micro apps autonomously, it also pairs seamlessly with Android, Blackberry, and iOS smartphones.
The WIMM Platform features:
- Always-On Access—Dynamic activity feeds and alerts
- Full-Color Touch Screen—Rich visual experiences and effortless navigation
- Robust Connectivity—Connection to Internet via Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth pairing
- Accelerometer and Magnetometer—Built-in sensors for accurate motion tracking
- Web-based Management—Module and application management through any desktop or mobile device
A video introduction to the WIMM Platform is available online.
Commitment to Developers
To help developers design micro apps, WIMM Labs is opening its SDK and HDK, and providing expanded tools, including emulators, guides, and forums.
"Because the WIMM Platform is based on a modified version of Android, the construction of a micro app is simple. But WIMM Labs' developers have an opportunity to rethink the user experience for their applications, taking advantage of the simplicity and immediacy of this new class of devices," said Ted Ladd, Director of Developer Relations at WIMM Labs. "With our HDK and SDK, WIMM developers can now experience their micro apps in real settings and genuinely feel their impact. We're excited to get their input and work with them on early ideas that will change the way people interact with personal technology."
The WIMM One Developer Preview Kit
The WIMM One Developer Preview Kit is now available for $299 in limited quantities to all interested developers with a U.S. shipping address. The kit includes:
- WIMM One Module
- Black wrist strap
- Charging kit: paddle charger, USB cable, and power adapter
- Pre-installed beta micro applications include calendar, weather, world clock, alarm, and stopwatch. Beta micro apps can be previewed online.
Connect with WIMM
If you are an interested developer anxious to know more, details and additional developer program incentive announcements will take place on the WIMM Labs' Twitter handles: @wimmdev, @wimmlabs.
About WIMM Labs
WIMM Labs is a Silicon Valley-based company that offers an innovative wearable platform that enables developers and licensees to build a wide range of wearable applications and devices. The WIMM Labs management team includes former executives from Intel, Rambus, Palm, Apple, Zing/Dell, Nuance, Netflix/Roku, and Pogo/EA.
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