I think its exactly what we thought of, dumbing down the smartphone to the bare essentials without missing out too much. we don't have it perfectly communicated (working on it), but we're trying to find the middle between a "smartphone" and full blown detox.
We got inspired from some of our friends who went "dark" and didn't work out; we were as product designers sick of snapchat, gaming and the addicting viscous cycle however we still wanted to be in touch with some news, use uber and be sometimes reachable on whatsapp, messenger or telegram. We re-designed notifications to make it less distracting easy to turn off per app and most important functionalities reachable. Mainly theres no lock, you can lock some apps, but its ready to use (I was about to throw my iphone everytime it showed me 4 popups before i can use it).
check it out let me know if it would make sense if we create the possibility for people (or you) to extend it and build their own integrations / functionalities.
The home screen design is so obvious it hurts -- flip phone UX for a smartphone. "Open and dial".
What's the story with the display? Do you have an actual proof of concept where you have a black and white mode that largely decreases battery life? Is there anything special about it, or does it just play into how OLED displays are locally lit?
Edit: Even allowing jquery, it still shows blank complaining about stripe. Your page should not be so completely reliant on stripe.
Why Uber and not Lyft? Why Google Maps and not CityMapper? Why spotify and not google play music? Why FB messenger and Whatsapp, why not just one or the other (or neither!).
Are the apps actually locked down, or are there just examples? If I end up using a different map tool can I install that one from the play store and use that instead of google maps for example?
Will your phone be available for purchase/use in the US?
Are the actual apps it runs just Android apps with their default interfaces, or is each one something you've custom-built internally, or what?
website is totally disjointed at non-standard resolutions, making it very difficult to read.
(i'm using 1200x1920, portrait)