Moto is a collection of experiences that ships on all Motorola devices. The main pieces of the experience are
- Moto Voice - Always on voice commands
- Moto Actions - Gesture recognition
- Moto Display - Lock screen notifications
- Moto Assist - Contextually based automations
I was a part of the team involved in the UX and UI design for several of these experiences, along with the decision behind integrating these experiences under one brand name.
Motorola Assist was an app that shipped on Motorola devices starting with the Moto X. It provided contextual automation based on various preset circumstances, such as driving, home, meeting, and sleeping. It provided useful actions, such as reading messages out loud in the car, or automatically silencing your phone when you're sleeping. The "Driving" mode in particular was a huge hit with users and the press.
SmartActions was one of Motorola's first contextual based assistant apps. At the time it was a pioneer of technical achievement. SmartActions was also recognized by design associations, placing as a finalist in the IDSA's 2012 IDEA awards. Additionally, SmartActions was highlighted as a notable entry by the 2012 Core77 Design Awards in the "Interaction" category.
Connect for iOS
Motorola entered the accessories market in 2014 with the Motorola Keylink, Moto 360, and PowerPack. As a part of offering accessories, Motorola created an iOS app to connect to any cross platform supported devices (Keylink for now). Motorola Connect has been an Android app for some time, but in 2014 Motorola released an iOS version.