connect is the first Digital-Life-Network in the world. Including features like a Multi-Messenger service and access to global media, the newly developed app created by the Austrian start-up company e.com paves the way to a whole new world of virtual reality. The Kickstarter release will be 18.07.2017
Welcome to your Virtual World!
Just imagine, you can furnish your apartment, hang pictures on the wall, read magazines from the comfort of your sofa, enjoy the view from the window and communicate, from your home, with all your friends – either via video chat, Facebook, text messages or email. Well then: Welcome to the world of connect! The first Digital Life Network in the world is a virtual home which can be experienced both in 2D or 3D using a virtual reality headset or even a smartphone, tablet or PC. In our intuitive and easy to operate, graphically designed to the finest details, virtual world, we unite Multi-Messenger services with entertainment features, games and numerous other possibilities. And best of all: Not only do we guarantee the highest levels of data protection and privacy but the App is free of charge.
Networked with the whole World
Via the integrated Multi-Messenger-service feature every connect user can upload their existing contacts from their telephone, email, Facebook and in the future many other networks, to the connect App, they can pool all their messages from the various other Multi-Messenger servers and read and answer them from connect. Michael Schoeggl, CEO of e.com summarizes the advantages as follows: „This feature enables us to incorporate all SMS, emails, messages from Facebook etc. and connect in one single App. Users save themselves a lot of time because their day to day communications are not spread out over various different Apps.“ By the way: This all works regardless of whether the sender is registered with connect.
Highest possible Levels of Data Protection
In spite of the many ways of customizing your digital connect world and the use of personal items and information to do this, photos etc, you don‘t need to be concerned about the safety of your personal data. “Selling Data is not an objective of our business model” explains Michael Schoeggl. Complete data security and end-to-end encryption is guaranteed with all messaging. “We can’t even decode our users messages”, assures Michael Schoeggl. “Particularly in Virtual or Augmented Reality, data protection and the protection of private personal space is an absolute must. Our primary goal as a business, is to offer a completely data secure, encrypted alternative to the currently available providers”. Our App, which is free of charge for our users, will finance itself through the sale of In-App extras, games and other fun gimmicks available to buy in our In-App-store.
Different VR Settings planed
The first available setting in which all digital content is available is a modern penthouse loft in New York. All furniture and interior decoration in connect can be chosen and customized by the users themselves.
In the future we plan on offering many other settings: a spaceship, an adventure scene or a children´s nursery where all the toys are VR interactive – the possibilities are limitless.Langfristig sollen aber noch viele weitere Umgebungen folgen: vom Raumschiff über eine Abenteuerszene bis hin zum Kinderzimmer voller VR-fähiges Spielzeug – die Möglichkeiten sind grenzenlos.
Global Media Access
These settings will all have one thing in common: they will all be interactive, customizable and not just fun but also useful. In the virtual apartment you will find a TV, a Laptop, a sound system, as well as virtual newspapers, magazines and books. Video, Audio, Internet and Print media can use the interface free of charge to upload their digital streaming-links or PDF documents to our Upload-Portal. In this way our users will have a whole range of media available within the App – and the uploading agency introduces itself to a much wider audience as part of an innovative project.
Crowdfunding Campaign and Alpha Version
You can already test this innovative network from 18.07.2017 – that’s when e.com starts their connect Kickstarter campaign (crowdfunding). A donation of only 5 euro will allow backers to test the AlphaVersion for Android-smartphones, PC and Mac as well as VR-headsets (HTC Vive and Oculus) before the product release in October 2017. By the time of the official release, the Multi-Messenger should also be linked to other messenger service providers. Other messenger providers can of course develop a Plugin themselves for the open interface and up-load to an On-Line Portal so that they are also linked to connect.