Month: May 2015

August Selected to Join National Association of Realtors® REach® Accelerator Program

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Today, we are excited to announce that August has been selected by the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures to join its REach growth technology accelerator program.

We were chosen out of hundreds of applicants to join a select group of eight companies, which span across home services, personal security, commercial real estate lending, and more. As a member of the REach program, we will partner with both industry leaders and  startups to solve some of real estate’s most difficult home access challenges in partnership with the NAR, the largest trade association in the world with more than 1 million members.

Together with NAR and REach, our goal will be to add convenience and increase value for real estate professionals everywhere. We look forward to helping brokers and agents save time by providing their contractors, stagers and maintenance workers with instant, keyless access that can even be tracked remotely. We also believe that August has the potential to reduce cost significantly and help property managers become more efficient by eliminating expensive re-keying and reducing late night lock-outs.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates as we progress through our first year in the REach program.

Introducing a Faster, More Convenient August iOS Experience

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Lock and unlock your door faster and more easily with our newest iOS app. Download the app now and get August’s best iOS experience yet. Features in the update include:

  • Faster Bluetooth Connection Speeds: Connect to your August Smart Lock in less time and lock or unlock your door faster.
  • Notification Center Widget: Add the August widget to your phone’s lock screen so you can initiate a lock or unlock after a quick downward swipe.
  • More Reliable Bluetooth Connections: Connect to your August Smart Lock faster and more reliably.
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Upgrading to the new August iOS app is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. From your iOS device, click the “App Store” icon
  2. Select “Updates” from the menu
  3. Find the August app and click “Update”

Here’s how to add the August widget:

  1. With your iOS device unlocked, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the Today screen
  2. If “Today” is not selected at the top, tap on “Today”
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap “Edit”
  4. Tap the green plus button next to the August icon and tap “Done” in the upper right
  5. In the August widget, tap on “Add / Remove Locks”
  6. Select the locks you want displayed in the widget and tap “Apply Changes”

For more detailed step-by-step instructions along with images, please visit our Widget installation walk-through.