Today, Lenovo announced that Brewster will be pre-installed on its new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. We are really excited to work with Lenovo in making your contacts ‘just work’ using an integrated technology that improves your existing communication apps and makes your new Lenovo Tablet the most personal, functional, and fun device you own
We know a lot of people, and in fact the average user has over a thousand contacts that are missing, outdated, and scattered across multiple services. Keeping your contacts in separate buckets, keeps your network divided, disorganized and puts pressure on you to keep everyone straight, find them when needed, and update their information every time they move, change cell numbers, switch jobs, or any of the other constant changes we make. And as a result, it limits your contact with these connections, and prevents you from staying in touch with the people in your life
The address book has been broken for a long time. In fact, we’re 25 years into the personal technology revolution and we’re still using address books that work pretty much like physical address books. It makes no sense. Wouldn’t it be great if things actually worked in the way you needed them to, including on your tablet?
Brewster aims to make your contacts ‘just work’ – everyone you know, always up-to-date, synced to any device you want. You bring together all the people you know, and their information will always be up-to-date because it’s being updated by them, your friends. It’s the only way to possibly keep current on your 1,000+ contacts with stale or static contact info. Essentially, it ends the tasks of ‘contact management’.
Additionally, contacts are most useful when accessible directly from the services used to communicate. The average user has more than eight communication services, so keeping each one up-to-date can be time-consuming and tedious. You communicate with different people across various platforms, and as relationships change and evolve, your communication does, too.
Last week we released a whole new technology called Streaming that enables Brewster to work in the background to power your device contacts app so all apps that access default contacts simply work as you expect them to do so. This will provide comprehensive auto-complete when writing emails in Gmail; access to all contacts from core communication apps like the dialer with visual caller ID, text messaging, and email; and easy friend finding on all social messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat, and more…We’re really excited by the initial user/press reaction (TechCrunch, The Verge, Gigaom)
Now, Brewster is an address book that makes it simple to stay in touch with everyone you know, any way you want to reach them. It makes all devices, including your new Lenovo Tablet, more personal, functional, and fun