Garageio iOS App 2.0 Released to the App Store!

Today we released version 2.0 of the Garageio iOS App to the Apple App Store.

This version of the application includes a number of features that have been requested.


Using version 2.0 of the iOS app, you can now enable/disable door open alerts, change the notification tone that is played when you receive a door open alert to one that is more subtle, and set the time zone in which your garage is located.

iOS App 2.0 - Settings Screen

Each of these settings will be stored on your phone. In addition, each of these settings will be backed up to your Garageio account so that they can be recovered if you need to reinstall the app, switch phones, etc.

Alert Tones
You can now choose between two different alert tones. Loud and Clear is the default tone.

Loud and Clear (default)


Time Zone
Setting the time zone will ensure that open and close times are reported correctly on your Garageio dashboard located on our website.

Shake to Refresh

When you access the Garageio iOS app, the app requests the status (opened/closed) of each of your garage doors. Shaking your phone will now tell the app to request the status of each door again.

Door Open/Close Changes

In addition the Garageio app has been updated so that you cannot open or close a garage door that is in the process of opening or closing. When a door is opening, a status message will appear stating “door opening”. When the door is fully open, the message will changed to “door opened”. Similar messages will appear for a door that is closing and closed.

iOS App 2.0 - Dashboard

We’re looking forward to your questions, comments, and feedback. You can contact us at any time via our Contact form.

Latest Activity Now Includes Opening and Closing a Door Outside of Garageio

Over the weekend we released a major update to Garageio. This update tracks door opens and closes that take place outside of Garageio (the website, the iOS app, the Android app, and IFTTT).

Now, when your door is opened or closed with a remote control or wall push button, the action is recorded and appears in your Latest Activity on your Garageio dashboard.

Garageio - History - Non Garageio Event

Opens and closes that take place outside of Garageio will be represented with “Non Garageio Event” along with the name “Non Garageio User.”

These toggles will also be broadcast to IFTTT so that recipes using the Door opened or closed trigger include them as well.

Garageio Dashboard Updated!

Today we released a minor update to the Garageio dashboard.

Each door’s “Latest Activity” section will now include the application that triggered the door open / door close.

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Door open/closes from the website will be identified as Garageio Web.

Door open/closes from the iPhone and Android apps will be identified as Garageio Mobile App.

Door open/closes that occurred before this update was made will not include the application that triggered the door open / door close.

June Software Update

Late last night we released a new version of the software that powers your Garageio Blackbox.

All Garageio Blackboxes that are powered on and connected to the internet will automatically download and apply this update.

There is nothing you need to do in order to update your Blackbox.

This software update has been in the works for a couple of months. The update includes bug fixes, a number of stability enhancements, and a connection update to prevent a connection issue that a small number of people have reported.

Put simply, after this update, your Blackbox will function better than ever!

Shipping Update


We’ve received a few inquiries about shipping and wanted to give an update.

To date, we have shipped over 61 devices. There are over 225 devices that we are in the process of building and shipping.

Devices are being shipped based on the date ordered. On average, we ship approximately 10 devices a week.

Our shipping capacity is limited by our team. Final assembly and testing of all Garageio Blackbox devices is performed by the four members of the Garageio team by hand, in Columbus, Ohio. We are continuing to evaluate how we can increase our capacity so that we can increase the number of devices shipped each week.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. My credit card hasn’t been charged, do you have my order?

If you backed us on Fundable, your credit card should have already been charged. If your credit card has not been charged, the card was declined, we’re missing your address, or your order was cancelled at your request.

For all orders placed, we don’t charge your card until we ship. You should have received an order confirmation email upon placing your order. If you have placed an order and have not received an order confirmation email, please contact us via our contact form at

2. How can I check when my order order will be shipped?

At this time, we do not have a location for you to check your order status. Because we are personally assuring the quality of each shipment, we can provide only an estimate of when an order will ship. We are working on responding to each and every inquiry we’ve received asking when an order will ship.

Funding Complete!


Here at Alottazs Labs, we have something to celebrate today (other than the New Year); our completion of crowd-funding. Supporters from across the world logged onto Fundable and pledged towards a smarter garage with Garageio.

“We are excited to have completed this milestone in our journey and we look forward to delivering our units to our supports as soon as possible,” stated Chief Marketing Officer, Zach Cochran.



We appreciate and are humbled with the all support and recognition we have received thus far.  We are working tirelessly to bring Garageio into your garages and provide you with the best product possible.  Like our vision statement says:

“We are committed to developing and producing the best, most reliable connected devices by using the latest technology available and beyond. We pride ourselves on our innovation and dedicate our work to the pursuit of a better tomorrow.”


Shipping dates are still set for the end of January and early-to-mid March, so keep an eye out for yours! We will be sure to keep everyone updated through our blog ( as well as our mailing list. You can sign up to receive updates by visiting our home page (


– The Garageio Team


Video Shoot

4ofUs We began in the early afternoon hours on our newest video for Garageio® this past Saturday.  All hands were on deck for this historic event to debut our first prototype.  Co-founders, Zak Dziczkowski and Dave Reif, were pleased with the day’s events and felt it was a strong showing of team effort.  Zach Cochran and Greg Colarich, both in charge of business development, thought the shoot went very well and felt the content will be more than enough to show Garageio’s true value.

In the weeks to come, we plan to look into investment opportunities.  We are receiving numerous pre-orders and we thank those who have signed up for our updates!

For more information and to pre-order, please visit us at


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