Spanish device maker Geeksphone has produced a few interesting, but niche products over the past few years. That includes some of the first phones to ship with Firefox OS, a multi-OS phone capable of running either Android or Mozilla software, and a super-secure smartphone developed in partnership with privacy and security firm Silent Circle.

But after 6 years in the phone business, Geeksphone is done making phones.

geeksphone revolution

The company has announced it’ll continue to offer technical support to existing customers, but Geeksphone won’t be producing any new mobile phones. Instead the company is shifting to a new space: wearables.

That might seem like an odd move, since the company’s name has the word “phone” in it. But the founders of Geeksphone have a solution for that: they’re creating a new brand called geeks!me.

geeksme tracker

The first geeks!me product will be a wristband with activity tracking functionality, smartphone notifications, and alarms.

There aren’t many details about the fitness tracker yet, but it’s said to feature an OLED display, 12 LED lights, an aluminum frame, and support for tracking steps, and distance as well as sleep monitoring and “sexual performance” tracking.

via TechCrunch

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2 replies on “Geeksphone stops making phones, shifts to wearables”

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    Brad,

    As you implemented endless scrolling you still have to choose between 2 options:

    a) remove the ad and text: Copyright (c) 2015 Liliputing – Go to top of page (link) from the bottom of the page, since no one ever will be able to click on them anymore (I just made a fast screenshot, but why)

    b) the better option would be, just revert back to normal page breaks, as endless scrolling is a pretty bad user interface desing (my opinion!)
    – 9to5mac is a popular blog, they must be design savvy, since they are all Apple; they don’t use endless scrolling
    – some people may have default browser settings which disable endless scrolling (I have to use now a secondary browser to scroll to earlier posts)

    And than you for your work.

    1. Thanks for the feedback.

      I’ve been running a few experiments over the past few weeks to try to speed up the page, make it easier for readers to find more content, and generally improve the user experience.

      But I haven’t really decided yet whether Infinite Scroll achieves those goals, so I’ve been fiddling with it a bit… if we ultimately decide to keep it, I’ll probably make sure to turn off the footer on the homepage and archive pages.

      And I’m not sure I’d hold up 9to5Mac as the end all be all of design. There are plenty of other high-traffic tech blogs that do use infinite scroll… although not all of them do it particularly well. I personally get really annoyed when I scroll to the bottom of an article looking for comments, only to realize I’ve accidentally scrolled too far and loaded another article instead. 🙂

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