Lenovo to Pre-Install Brewster on Yoga Tablet 2

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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We know a lot of people, and in fact the average user has over a thousand contacts that are missing, outdated, and scattered across multiple services.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

Introducing Brewster Streaming and ‘Contacts As A Service’

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Brewster makes your contacts simply ‘just work’ so you can better stay in touch. Our homepage here

Many of us have over a thousand contacts scattered across multiple services, and have trouble organizing their full contact information

At our launch, we solved this problem by seamlessly merging and classifying contacts (city, school, work, mutual contacts, etc.) into one account to make a complete, up-to-date, and private address bookFeatured image Featured image

This was a great start. However, 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. Today, we’re proud to release our beta solution to this problem

Over the past year, we built on our core functionality by creating a new technology called Streaming, which enables Brewster to work in the background to power contacts on all your devices connected to iCloud and Google accountsFeatured image

This will provide a comprehensive auto-fill function when writing emails in Gmail and Mac Mail and access to all contacts from core communication apps such as the dialer, text messaging, and email. It’ll also make finding your friends on social messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Snapchat, a more fun and easy experienceFeatured image

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

Brewster Coming Soon to Nokia X Devices

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Brewster is soon to launch on Nokia X and will be available for the range of Nokia X portfolio such as: Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL, and the just announced Nokia X2.  You can read Microsoft’s release here.

Brewster is the 1st contacts streaming service that brings together everyone you know from your social networks such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Instagram etc. and syncs directly to your devices’ address book. Your Brewster contacts are always updated by your friends and supercharged with photos, locations, and other great info. By syncing directly to your device’s existing phone contacts, your Brewster contacts are also accessible by all your favorite communication and social apps you use today from your dialer; including mail and social messaging.

Brewster on Nokia

By introducing Brewster on Nokia X devices, it is a great way for us to reach new customers, particularly in emerging markets. Brewster on Nokia X devices is a fantastic way to give users an intelligent means to organize contacts, be more productive, and to experience an awesome way to stay connected with the most important people in their lives.

The average user has over 1,500 contacts – The collaboration with Microsoft enables Brewster to be a better friend to anyone you know, anywhere in the world.

Caitlin’s Brewster Epiphany

Brewster has given me so much insight into working for a consumer driven market. I have had a lot success using  Brewster to help me get adjusted to living in New York, which I am still getting used to. Brewster is great for exploring a new city as it helps you navigate everything and everyone is one place.

There are over 8.2 million people living in NYC, and Brewster lets me surface my friends out of the crowd when and where I need to connect to them. Even when connecting with my friends back home in Florida, Brewster never lets me miss a big life event.

When I have that moment that everyone has when you feel that you are forgetting something but can’t quite remember what it is; I open Brewster, and instantly, I remember it was a good friend’s birthday. Brewster is there to help you manage your relationships whichever kind they may be. It gives me the ability to click and get connected. It is truly a personalized form of technology in its simplest way available.

 

Caitlin plans a night at Citi Field

Summer is coming to an end and I wanted to do something with summer spirit for my friends before they leave NYC. I had driven past Citi Field on the highway coming into the city from LaGuardia, and wanted to check it out. Everyone goes to baseball games in the summer. It’s America’s favorite pastime.

Brewster is a great resource for discovering unsurfaced interests with your friends. Doesn’t matter how obscure your search is, if you think your friends like it – it’s there.

Once I saw Citi Field, home of the Mets, it clicked that that’s all I needed in my search bar. I typed in “Mets,” and Brewster answered my inquiry by showing all of my contacts that have interest in the Mets, perfect!

From that list, I narrowed down who I actually would love to go to a ball game with and share a packet of Cracker Jacks. Now send a text via Brewster, find a place to meet and play ball!

Caitlin Tries Out iOS7

New Yorkers set the trends in every category: fashion, food, and technology to name a few. To adapt to this continuously changing city, one must see opportunities as they are presented. iOS7 was released to techies a few weeks back for a trial run. When we received the update, a number of my co-workers switched to the new version.

It is amazing how much Brewster is already aligned with the design principles of iOS7. Apple’s flat, minimalistic design features are really exciting to us. We have grown accustomed to the skeuomorphism and ornamentation of modern devices. Current and future users will feel at home using Brewster on the new operating system. The 3D design techniques have been traded for flat planes of color that minimize distractions and create an engaging experience.

This trend is hitting startups everywhere and product design is shifting from complex to simple. It is exciting to see the design trend converge towards Brewster’s already established style.

Caitlin Throws America a Birthday Party

 

I signed a lease for the month of July in an quiet three bedroom apartment in East Village. This building came with a patio roof top with 360° view overlooking the city. I decided to throw a Fourth of July get-together with my roommates, so our  friends would have a cool place to watch the fireworks.

I opened Brewster to create a guest list and send out a group email.  I also used Brewster to see if my roommates & I had any common connections that I forgot to include on the list.

Brewster is helpful when planning a party because I am able to access all my contacts in one place and reach out to them without having to scatter across multiple surfaces.  It is also great when one is co-hosting a party to determine all mutual friends to invite.

National Championship Game 6

The concrete jungle of the city makes me reminisce about the beautiful beaches of back home. Luckily I get the feeling of home on TNT, when the national championship games were on last week and the wonderful Miami Heat was playing.

I currently do not have cable in my apartment so I have to search for places to go and people to watch it with. Tuesday night was an interesting scenario. As I was getting ready to go out, I  opened Brewster. It proceeded to tell me that I am losing touch with a friend whom I contacted when I first arrived here three weeks ago. Seeing this made me think if that person would be interested in watching the game with me.

Using Brewster helps you keep in touch with contacts who you might not necessarily talk to everyday, but wouldn’t mind seeing the Heat recover from losing to the San Antonio Spurs by making killer comeback during overtime. Best Game of the series.

Caitlin gets caught in the rain

Greetings again followers, it is now my second week in Manhattan and I have two useful things about Brewster to mention to you.  One is location, and two is seeing which friends are nearby. Probably one of my favorite and most desirable features of Brewster is the search by location aspect.

 The weather in this city is unpredictable. It rains, and then it pours, then it’s sunny, and then it rains again.  Getting stuck somewhere you’re unfamiliar with when it’s wet outside is inconvenient to say the least. So while standing under a little bodega crowded with other unfortunate souls caught in the rain…….

 I opened Brewster and searched for friends in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that I could link up with until the weather cleared up. Believing there was a slim to none chance a friend would show up in this neighborhood, Brewster informed me I had three nearby.  Searching friends based on location is extremely beneficial when caught in a rainstorm. Use Brewster and buy rain boots.

 

 

 

 

Brewster Welcomes Caitlin to New York

Hey I’m Caitlin I am a communications and marketing intern at Brewster.

Within the first 48 hours of moving into the big apple, I found myself adding tons of new contacts, whether it be emailing a friend noting my arrival in the city or meeting new people and gaining phone numbers. Brewster brought together everyone automatically and my new friends contact info is all organized onto one card….and it is so cool to have all my friends photos when they call.

I find it very frustrating when you try to reach out to an old friend and can’t find their email because they switched jobs since the last time you spoke with them. With Brewster this problem is eliminated.  The Brewster contact-sharing functionality allows me and my close friends the ability to always have each other’s complete and up-to-date info.

 I find this extremely helpful since I am an organizational freak and am constantly trying to manage all of my contacts on my iPhone. Brewster combines multiple apps making it just simple and wonderful.