April Product Recap: What's New and What's in the Works



April’s big news was the announcement of our first Republic Labs project: Maestro. It’s all about being righteous with our members. Simply put, we’re going to allow you to pay for the cellular data you use and get paid back for data you don’t use. And that’s only the start…we’ve got other announced lab projects right behind Maestro, each bringing awesome new features to your Republic experience. That’s a ton of great new stuff and it’s not the end. Read on below to get updates on other features and services that are in development.

New in April:


New Republic Wireless App 1.8.8

UPS Shipping Integration

New Charger Accessories

White Moto X 2nd Generation in Store

In-Progress Items We Hope Will Improve your Experience:

(due to the more complex nature of these items, no official timing is set nor is delivery guaranteed, but they are being worked on regularly):


Device Trade-In Trial Program (limited scope with a third party)


Cell to WiFi Handover (Salsa)
Multi-Device Experience (Bridge)
Next Generation Device (High Hat)
Multiple Cellular Carrier Experience (Tempo)
Email to SMS
Android Lollipop Update for Capable Devices
Email Notifications prior to Billing (included in Maestro)
Emoji Capability (All devices except Motorola DEFY XT)
Include Community Stats in the Republic App
Data Saver Functionality in the Republic App

Former In-Progress Items Being Re-Evaluated :

(for transparency, we’re introducing this section to show items that we’ve spent development time on but are now re-evaluating):

Refresh Button in the Republic App (aka the ##8647## button in the Republic app): We’re discussing if this feature addresses the root cause issue or if there is a higher order feature and process that would be a better solution

WiFi Sharing (ability to share credentials between devices & members)