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Welcome Connectedly to the Mobile Nations family!

Today Mobile Nations and I are thrilled to announce the rebranding (and refocus) of our sister site Smartwatch Fans to Connectedly!

Along with the great new name we are expanding the coverage to include the full scope of next-generation of smart devices and related products hitting the consumer market today — think connected lifestyle (health trackers, wearables), connected home, connected toys, connected automotive, and more! Be sure to visit the Connectedly is Open for Business welcome post for the full manifesto.

The site is hosted at Connectedly.com, and we also have Connected.ly which will be used as the URL shortener for story links that appear on social sharing sites like Twitter. 

Nobody guessed the Connectedly name right in our guess the new name contest. Many of you got close, but no cigar. It's not surprising though - it took us over a year to land on the Connectedly name. Indeed, it’s a pretty awesome name for our site as it encapsulates everything that is coming in technology these days, from wearables to home automation and even that Windows on Devices thing announced at Build this year.

Be sure to visit Connectedly, check out the welcome post, and start visiting on a regular basis. On May 1st, we'll kick off our launch celebration contest - you won't want to miss it!

How to connect to Connectedly

You can follow the Connectedly team on Google+YouTubeRSS and Twitter at @LiveConnectedly and yes, even I'll be contributing the occasional article there, so check it out!

Let us know what you think in comments!

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Lipe13 says:

So cool! I love the concept of Connectedly. Will keep an eye on it.

ericr42 says:

Can't wait to play that in scrabble.

Marcovitch says:

Of course no one guessed the name o_O

polychromenz says:

yes its a bit odd for sure

CyclingNut says:

Any plans for an app on WP? That would definitely help increase page views.

We want apps of all of our sites on all of our platforms, so yes!

Wael Hasno says:

Good, an app would certainly have me lurking there more often than a URL would. Good luck guys.

Craig Barnes says:

Windows phone app??? :)

terrokkinit says:

I second this comment ^^^^

didi2mbaye says:

Great name, nice concept. Can't wait!

This is smart coz smart watches will never appeal to real watch enthusiasts like us who prefer our swiss watches

Marco Gomes1 says:

You've got that right. Tag Heuer lover/user right here :-)

twelvetudors says:

Nice font choice! Archer is one of my favorites.

CJ Thunder says:

So...will we get a more MS focused site?

LTTG says:

Isn't WPCentral MS focused ;)

Tense says:

Yes, but WPC needs a rebranding as well to reflect that.

CJ Thunder says:

Not really, tons of other stuff they don't post. Xbox and windows, then you have business stuff.

Jabid21 says:

The logo, IDK why I'm confusing it with The Verge. Maybe the polygons. But looks awesome

Marco Gomes1 says:

Really?! It took you a year to come up with that amazingly original name?!?! I wonder why no one got the name right...

S_C_B says:

I like that the new website works with the Pin to Start feature of IE11.

Daniel,

Every Mobile Nations site works with this feature except for Androidcentral! Make the web admin fix this. Please and thanks.

Will make a note of it, thanks.

zikifer says:

Will you be covering all things Q*Bert as well?  Sorry, first thing I thought of when I saw the logo :)

psychotron says:

I understand and fully endorse the concept, but "Connectedly"? Really? That's almost as awful a name as "iMore".

I love it and think it's awesome. So, I win :P

+928... Connectedly and iMore sound ridiculous... Sorry Daniel, but you do not win.

LTTG says:

Nice! I like the idea of this website! They've got a cool logo too!

Terrible name, i think you guys could have done better.

Can anyone confirm if Microsoft had the simliar logo on one of their websites, i am sure i have seen this before.

sd173 says:

Maybe the Zune (syncing software) icon/logo? Now that you mention it, it looks sort of similar to me too.

Was it used on Channel 9 (msdn) as well?

sd173 says:

I'm not sure. The only logo I know associated with Channel 9 is their 9 character/mascot icon, I don't really use that site that much except to download the absolute beginner series for learning programming in C# and for WP8

Bacchus1976 says:

So it's for the Internet of Things. Awesome idea, definitely a buzz there that is ripe for reporting and editorializing. However, I don't see Connectedly resonating or being something people attach to that concept. I predict issues with SEO and mindshare, hope I'm wrong. 

This logo reminded me VSCO Cam and Vyclone.
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I want VSCO. :/

out0fplace says:

No offence but Connectedly is a bad name.