The S’s of Socialite – Silent Mobile Notifications


Connection. It’s something all humans need to stay happy and sane. Our need to connect is just as crucial as our need for food and water. Luckily, today’s progressive technology has made it easier than ever to share information, keep in touch with our loved ones and stay up-to-date with the world… but, do you ever feel too connected to connect?

In 2012, Time magazine conducted an international poll that asked 5,000 participants about their relationships with their smartphones. You can click here to read the full-length article. Here’s what the poll revealed:

  • 84% of respondents said that they could not go a single day without their cell phones
  • 50% of Americans sleep with their phone next to them like a teddy bear or a spouse
  • 20% of respondents check their phone every 10 minutes

The main takeaway: we are all virtually addicted to our screens, one way or another. With new smartphone apps, features and updates rolling in every day, there’s no doubt that these staggering percentages have soared to new heights.

With this growing problem in mind, our team of engineers thought long and hard to find a happy medium – to allow users to stay in touch without the fuss of constant, disruptive notifications. Circling back to our previous post, which discusses Socialite’s screenless connectivity, we felt that it was important to integrate a feature that would allow users to lose the screen, not the moment.

Socialite connects to your phone so you can receive vibrating notifications for:

  • Incoming calls
  • Text messages
  • Emails
  • Calendar reminders
  • Low phone battery

On the mobile app, you can customize your notifications and vibration patterns (i.e. choose one vibration for text messages, two vibrations for calendar reminders, and three vibrations for incoming calls).

With the lack of a distracting LED screen and silent mobile notifications, Socialite was designed to filter out the unnecessary noise, so you can focus on what’s in front of you. Give yourself the option to stay connected to the people and things that matter most without constantly reaching for your phone.

With Socialite, you’ll never miss another beat. The important ones, at least.

In the wise words of Marlo Thomas…

“Despite our ever-connective technology, neither Skype nor Facebook – not even a telephone call – can come close to the joy of being with loved ones in person.”


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