Hallo Welt Systeme UG, a company that hails from Remscheid in Germany, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring the Volla Phone, a smartphone that emphasizes simplicity and privacy, to life.
Prior to launching the product on Kickstarter, the tech startup has invested more than two years into product research and development. The Volla Phone will provide ease of use, anticipatory intelligence technology, an adaptive interface, fast information retrieval, and dynamic collections, which streamlines processes to ensure that users get a seamless experience. It replaces the need for multiple apps and cloud services, bringing the focus back on people, content, and activities.
The main reason for the development of the Volla Phone is the observation that modern smartphones demand a lot of time and attention through increasing apps, countless notifications, and growing complexity.
“A new concept of the user interface should therefore create space for important things. All operating systems are based on apps. It’s time for something new,” states Dr. Jörg Wurzer, founder and CEO of Hallo Welt Systeme UG.
One of the core concepts the Volla OS will introduce is the Springboard. A user simply writes what he or she wants to do without having to call a specific app, for example to make a call, send a message, or schedule an appointment.
For other situations, the Volla OS offers a quick menu that allows users to access frequently used functions and content with a single gesture. This includes automatic compilations of contacts, conversations, and messages.
Another motivation is the lost freedom of users to decide with whom they share what data and information and from where they obtain information without someone tracking activities and creating profiles.To solve this issue, the Volla Phone OS is based on the Android Open Source Project. This allows Volla to function without the need for Google apps and services or any cloud dependency, while retaining compatibility with Android.
“The Volla phone has been designed to question the current mobile industry when it comes to the safety and privacy of our information. Data security and hacking is a big concern for many consumers. Over the past few months, we heard astonishing reports on how big tech brands collect and use our data, many times without our knowledge or consent. The Volla phone has been designed to make sure you do not have to go through the same problems and inconveniences when using our smartphones,” – states Dr. Jörg Wurzer.
Hallo Welt Systeme UG has partnered with Gigaset, an experienced and reliable manufacturer, to ensure high-quality product production and significantly reduce project risks. This also ensures that all units of the Volla Phone are made in Germany. Meanwhile, leading VPN provider Hide.me will enable consistent data protection through a pre-installed virtual private network.
The company is currently developing the final version of the software for the Volla Phone. Funds raised from the crowdfunding campaign will be used to cover for hardware costs.
For more information about the Volla Phone, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/volla/volla-phone-designed-with-simplicity-and-security-in-mind
Company Name: Hallo Welt Systeme UG