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You've won an Early Bird Perk. Thank you all for participating in our survey and for your great feedback.
Here's a few exciting updates:
• We're heavily weighing the addition of either Bluetooth 4.0 or WiFi, and not just for internet hotspot capability in your car. So any car with moj.io installed would instantly recognize you by your phone and configure itself to your apps and preferences. Email us and let us know if you like this feature!
• App testing is going great. Here's a few design mockups to give you a sense of the direction the design is taking. Imagine a newsfeed screen that gives you a historical list of all the 'events' to do with your car that you can scroll through. With a click on an event, the next related screen would load. Car's been towed? Find it on a map instantly!
Car, say hello to your future
Isn’t it strange that with all the apps and communications technology available today, our cars still aren't smart enough to connect with the other devices in our lives, to alert us when they need maintenance or repair, or tell us where they are?
moj.io is here to change that.
A smart device for smart drivers
moj.io is a new device that uses the cellular network to connect your car to the internet, apps on your phone and just about anything else you can think of. With moj.io plugged in, your car becomes a fully connected part of your life. Apps you download use information from moj.io and your car's computer to open all new possibilities for you and your car.
The appstore just for your car
Imagine a world of apps that make every aspect of using your car a seamless, intelligent and automated experience.
- Wish your car could reserve a parking spot for you?
- Do you think having to dig out change or a credit card to pay for parking is a huge inconvenience?
- Don't you wish you could drive right through a toll booth without stopping and just get a monthly bill?
- What about carpooling, wouldn't it be nice to instantly see where your co-workers and friends are so you could arrange a ride in real-time?
- Ever thought about gamifying more efficient driving habits?
moj.io's SDK lets developers' imaginations for your car come to life.
We can't wait to see what people will do with this one.
moj.io has GPS, an accelerometer an always-on GSM cellular connection and an OnBoard Diagnostics port that talks to your car's computer. This makes moj.io the first device to connect your car to the internet. All on an open platform that anybody can write apps for.
Back a perk and get started with 8 free apps
1. FamilyConnect™ protects your teenage drivers.
2. DriveSmart™ makes driving safer, smarter.
3. Vehicle Locate. Instantly find your car with your phone
4. With TowAlert, find out when your car is being broken into, stolen or towed
5. Easily track and expense all the miles you drive
6. AutoText sends time-sensitive text messages for you
AutoText saves you from having to text while driving. When you start your car, the AutoText app checks your phone's calendar to determine if you're less than an hour away to your next appointment or destination so it can send a message notifying them of how far away you are.
7. Virtual Mechanic stays in tune with your car
8. Collect Good Driver Points, get bragging rights and cool stuff
moj.io works in real-time
You can easily install moj.io into the OnBoard Diagnostics (OBD) port under the dashboard of your car yourself. The OBD port is found on all cars after 1995. It pairs with your car's onboard computer. It then syncs your car's information to our free apps that you download to your smart phone.
Security & Privacy
When you receive the moj.io, you will have to pair it to your moj.io account. You do this with the serial number of the device and a secret PIN. No one has access to your data unless you explicitly give them access (e.g. service garage, insurance company, family member etc.)
If you grant a trusted party access to moj.io, they will show up in your moj.io newsfeed (in our app, not Facebook) each time they access your account. This is so you are reminded that you have granted them access and can remember to turn it off when they no longer need it. You will have some predefined access levels to choose from - for instance, you could give a mechanic access to diagnose your vehicle but not see the location of the vehicle.
Lastly, you can remove all historical data in your moj.io account at any time.
Here's how it works
- Plug moj.io into your car's OBD port, typically located right under your steering column.
- Download our free apps from the Windows, Apple or Google Play App Store.
- Create your moj.io wireless account from inside the moj.io app.
- Pair the app to your moj.io device by entering the serial number on the device into the app. For security, you'll also create your own PIN number that only you'll know.
moj.io works on T-Mobile's nationwide machine-2-machine (M2M) network in the US, and Rogers in Canada. And since it's for your car, there are no roaming fees and no contract required for moj.io subscribers.
Cross the border often? Contact us to enable international roaming.
Do you want more color options? Tell us what you want to see. Then help us get beyond 5,000 unit pledges and we'll let you vote on what the next best colour option should be. Wood grain finish? Leather wrapping? Liquid metal finish? We've got a few ideas, but we want to hear yours.
Imagine what you can create with real-time data on engine performance, temperature, road surface, speed, pitch, tire pressure, G force, GPS location, a driver's social connections and an internet connection right into the car's onboard computer.
We want you to join in the excitement.
If you think you can build great user experiences and improve the daily lives of drivers by connecting your software to their vehicles; then we're here to help you do just that. Come to think of it, if you are a gadget freak like us and just want to tinker and create something cool, well, there's nothing wrong with that either and you'll fit right in.
Back a Developer Perk and get access to our SDK
You'll have our ear as our engineers define and test our API's prior to release to the general developer community.
Indiegogo, we need your help!
Give us a chance to get to know you, tell us what you'd like moj.io to do for you and what you like about it. Thanks to Indiegogo is we can do just that. Work with us to deliver the best of what the internet has to offer, so we can make the connected car a reality and transform driving together.
There's still a few things for us to do, and this is where you come in. Back a Perk to help us with the last few milestones that will get this project completed and moj.io into your cars.
- Convert our prototypes to production units
- Complete our apps. These 8 are only the beginning. The more orders we get, the more features we'll build in at the outset!
- Get the SDK and developer kits out as soon as possible so that moj.io features and apps can grow - woohoo!
- Get the final regulatory approvals
moj.io is made up of world class people with decades of experience with hardware, software and telematics experience from Adobe, Microsoft, Cisco, Facebook, Google, and Honda. Our team has worked together developing telematics for the US Army and making complex hardware/software enterprise systems, so we know just how to bring this product to market. Check out our profiles below and our company page on LinkedIn.
FAQ - For Drivers
How exactly does moj.io work exactly?
moj.io uses machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular data exchange to send and receive data to and from your car. Unlike email, web browsing, etc, M2M data exchange is very small and requires only a very small data account.
What is the status of the moj.io device?
We have architected the moj.io device for functionality and cost, and have selected the main state-of-the-art chip sets and components. We have working prototypes of the complete device sending information from vehicles to the moj.io cloud server and on to a suite of moj.io applications currently in development.
Why do you need Indiegogo backers?
This campaign is about completing the hardware development of the moj.io device – the in-car component of the moj.io platform. Your support will help us complete development and scale up our production volume. This includes the electro-mechanical design of the components into the moj.io device, prototyping, testing, certification, and tooling. We are also introducing moj.io on Indiegogo to build a moj.io driver community and engage app developers early to create more apps for when yours arrives in the mail.
How do I start using moj.io once I receive it?
Plug moj.io into the OnBoard Diagnostic (OBD) port of your car.
Download the moj.io app either from the Apple AppStore, Google Play, or Windows app store.
Enter your device's serial number and the secret PIN that you'll receive into the app, and the two will pair automatically. You're ready to start using moj.io!
moj.io is supported by different wireless carriers in the US and Canada. When travelling from network to network, because it is on an M2M connection, there are no roaming fees.
Your moj.io's default international roaming setting is set to Off. Contact us for details on international roaming rates between Canada and the US to enable this setting.
moj.io can read generic Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) common to all vehicles from a vehicle's computer. The moj.io platform makes these available to apps through the moj.io SDK. You do not have to have any knowledge of vehicle DTC codes to build simple moj.io apps.
FAQ - For Developers
What do I need to build apps for moj.io?
You build apps for moj.io just like you would build any regular Web, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone app. moj.io provides a language independent RESTful api through a cloud platform. If you are familiar with Comet programming (e.g. pusher.com, pubnub.com and SignalR), then you already know how to receive moj.io events.
What do I get with the moj.io SDK?
You get access to the developer forums, developer wikis, sample source code as well as a moj.io hardware simulator. The level of support and number of moj.io devices you get depends on which Perk you purchase.
Does the moj.io SDK cover the cost of the Apple, Android or Windows app store?
No. The moj.io SDK only covers all the developer resources made available to you by moj.io Inc. You are still responsible for fees and have to go through the same deployment steps to get your moj.io apps on Apple, Android and Windows devices as you would any other app.
What is the difference between the pre-release and release moj.io SDK?
The pre-release SDK allows you to get access to the moj.io SDK many months prior to general public release. This allows our Indiegogo backers to get a jump start on moj.io app development. By being part of the pre-release SDK, you also get to influence the features and direction of the SDK.
Will you continue to sell the pre-release moj.io SDK after the Indeigogo campaign?
After Indeigogo, the pre-release moj.io SDK is subject to availability. We would like to get as many people building moj.io apps as possible. However, depending on support requirement and demands on our pre-launch servers, we may curtail SDK access or change pricing after the Indeigogo campaign.
Questions, Comments, Concerns?
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We'd love to hear from you!