reqallable, reQall's first wearable assistant, makes your smartwatch smarter by letting you act on what matters most in your email and text messages, straight from your watch. reqallable beta is currently available for the Sony SmartWatch 2, and will be available for the Samsung Gear 2 when the Gear 2 is released in April.
reQall Rover is a reference design built on the reQall Personal Assistance Platform. The reQall Personal Assistance Platform enables enterprises to create their own contextual, proactive, intelligent assistants in domains as varied as telecom, health, productivity and more.
reQall is a global, venture-backed business, with operations in the U.S., Singapore and India, focusing on context-aware, intelligent assistants. Behind reQall is a highly respected group of science, technology and business specialists.
Don Norman is the Chief Mentor of reQall Inc. He advises the company on its product design, usability and overall product direction.
Don is co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, Professor at Northwestern University, and former VP of Apple Computer. He serves on many advisory boards, including Chicago’s Institute of Design and Encyclopedia Britannica. In 2006 he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award in Computer and Cognitive Science.
He has honorary degrees from the University of Padova (Italy) and the Technical University Delft (the Netherlands) and is the author of “The Design of Everyday Things” and “Emotional Design.” He is now writing “The Design of Future Things,” discussing the role that automation will play in such everyday places as the home, and automobile. He lives at www.jnd.org.
Rao is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of reQall Inc.
Rao brings considerable start-up and international experience to reQall. He has taught in universities, was a Principal Scientist at Apple Computer for over ten years, heading various groups including the Learning Lab, one of Apple’s three research labs. He holds six patents in computing. Rao is a member of Board of Councilors of NSF’s Center on Multi-Media Computing (IMSC) at the University of Southern California and serves on the Advisory Board of the Edward De Bono World Centre for New Thinking based in Malta.
Rao has an interdisciplinary educational background in public health (MPH from California State University at Northridge), general systems and information networks (Certificate from United Nations Institute for Research and Training, University of Stockholm and UCLA), and instructional technology (Doctorate from University of Southern California).
Sunil oversees product development at reQall and contributes to the company’s product vision.
Prior to reQall, Sunil worked at France Telecom and Apple Computer. Sunil’s interests include Human Memory Assistance, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Information Visualization, Knowledge Acquisition, Organizational Memory, Speech Recognition, and Interface/Interaction design. He has three patents and his research has been extensively covered in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, CNN, and MIT Technology Review.
He received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Media Lab, his Masters Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his Bachelors Degree in Cybernetics from UCLA.
Deb is the Vice President, Products for reQall Inc. Deb has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles for high technology companies.
She is a results-oriented executive, with a broad background that includes expertise in technical management, financial analysis, business plan development, marketing research, and product management.
Deb’s previous corporate roles include Global Development Manager for Educational Systems at IBM, Director of Development at Sybase, and Vice President of Development at Decisionism, a venture-funded startup. She was the founder and CEO of Pensieve Software, a voice recognition application company.
She received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University in 1977 and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University in 1986
Clarence Chan is the VP of Engineering for reQall Inc. At reQall he is responsible for overseeing reQall’s engineering efforts.
Prior to joining reQall, Clarence worked at Magically Inc., an ASP for Virtual Desktop, WorkSpace Collaboration and Mobile Synchronization. While working at Magically, Clarence had served several major clients. He lead the web mail and PIM solution for the Financial Times portal, NOW, PCCW, Hong Kong CSL, Hong Kong Trade development Council, and CPCNet. He also lead the team for serving the work space collaboration application for Li & Fungs, the biggest trading company in Asia. Clarence’s expertise includes, mobile device software development for Symbian S 60, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.
Clarence holds the US Patent no 6571245 for Virtual Desktop. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree for the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Rajib drives the user experience of all reQall products and overall company brand identity.
Prior to reQall, Rajib worked for Oracle India as a Senior Interaction Designer and for Smartifacts. Llc.
Rajib has extensive experience with design standards and patterns, interaction design, and user testing. He also has experience in the area of media and advertising. Rajib studied design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
Ash is the Managing General Partner of Edge Venture Capital and a Founding Director of reQall Inc.
Ash has over ten years experience in strategy and high-technology investment in the Silicon Valley and recently headed the State of California’s $60 million Next Generation Internet investment fund and was instrumental in establishing test beds in UC Berkeley and the San Diego Supercomputing Center. He serves on the advisory board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for e-Service and the Scientific Advisory Board of Integrated Media Systems Center at USC. Ash earned a Ph.D. in Management in 1996 from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Imagine your phone being your intelligent assistant that will give you your next move based on where you are and what you’re currently doing. ReQall is doing just that with their technology and is not just limited to your phone but to any network, application, or service on any device.
Smartwatches usually treat notifications with blunt-force indiscretion. It’s an all or nothing affair. You either turn off notifications entirely, letting your wrist wear go quiet, or you leave notifications on, and let the watch respond to all incoming signals with a buzz or a chime.
The first option defeats everything we want in a smartwatch—these gadgets are supposed to save us the trouble of checking our phones for critical communiques. But the second option is annoying—once those emails, text messages, and call notifications pile on in rapid succession, you want to throw your watch down the sewer.
SAN FRANCISCO — In Hollywood, there are umbrella holders. Outside corner offices, there are people who know exactly how much cream to pour in the boss’s coffee. In British castles, royals have their valets. And then there is Silicon Valley, where mind-reading personal assistants come in the form of a cellphone app.
IN THE film Minority Report, Tom Cruise lives in a digital world. Touchscreens are everywhere, shoppers are greeted by digital assistants who know what they want. Cars drive themselves to work. When the film was released in 2002, it looked like science fiction. But now technology is bringing that world to your smartphone.
Thanks to a slew of recent technology advances, the smartphone is turning into a truly personalized information assistant that can handle everything from your appointments to traffic reports. A new Android app called reQall Rover wants to turn your smartphone into an intelligent information assistant.
Microsoft thinks that the current mobile app metaphor is a bad thing, and has designed Windows Phone 7 to consolidate information in hubs and provide information via live tiles so that one can quickly get the information they seek. A beta Andrsoid app called reQall Rover provides a similar form of consolidation, but in a more elegant way, in a single Android app
We're busy people, and can't be expected to spend every second poring over all the email, news, and other info we're bombarded with every day. ReQall Rover gives you personalized, location-based information on your phone for everything you need to know.