by Joe White
September 3, 2013
One forthcoming iOS app called Cate aims to simplify how iDevice owners communicate with one another. The app, by integrating SMS messages, iMessages, email, Twitter, and more within a single interface, promises to provide a seamless and decluttered messaging experience for iOS users. Though a promising idea, however, the application is presently in its Indiegogo phase of development, and is seeking funding from prospective users, with backing prices starting at $10. As outlined at the product's Indiegogo Web page:
We have been working on a new message app and platform called Cate. It takes email, adds simplicity of direct messages and turns both into one smart and smooth experience. It filters out the noise and leaves on the voices that are important to you. The idea is that on the go, we have context on a timeline: of people and topics that are important to us: at school, with work, with friends, planning events, or with family and life partners. Our priorities change depending no where we are and what we are doing. We want to stay in touch with people, get updates, send them our thoughts, ideas and wishes. But we don’t want to manage emails. We don’t want to be bugged with newsletters. We want to talk about what is important to us at the time, at school, with work, family, or on events. Cate is about communication that is simple and straightforward. We use technology to remove clutter, to take care of a lot of things that are disrupting us and slowing us down. Cate provides a flawless, smooth experience, so you can focus on communication.For a better idea of how Cate works, however, take a look at the below video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy59SufL4Yc&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.Cate aims to become available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android-powered devices, and also hopes to develop native desktop and Web apps. That being said, Cate's Indiegogo campaign isn't going so well, and as of this writing the product has only secured $291 of its $140,000 funding goal. According to its Indiegogo Web page, Cate will be funded even if it doesn't reach its goal, and for a back of $10 iDevice owners can join in the app's beta testing, further down the line. Interested? If so, head over to Cate's Indiegogo Web page now, and contribute to the project. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: BIT.TRIP Runner2 To Make The Leap To iOS This Winter, Apple's iPhone Takes 43.4 Percent Of The U.S. Smartphone Market, and Apple Could Be Planning An AirPort Express Refresh As In-Store Stock Runs Low.