Oops, I'm Late!

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Over at Jason Langridge's blog, Mr. Mobile!, Jason has discovered a really useful app for your Windows Mobile smartphone. The application is called "Oops I'm Late" and it automatically alerts meeting attendees that you are running late to your appointment. The application uses your GPS location information from your Windows Mobile Device to determine when you are running late, then it alerts the other attendees via SMS, email, or it can automatically call a designated contact person.

To use the program, you set up your appointment in your Outlook calendar as you usually would, turn on the GPS on your phone, and run the "Oops I'm Late" program on your phone. If need be, you can add or remove attendees from your notification list. That's it! It's really a "set it and forget it" type of application, especially when it's used for regular or recurring meetings with a consistent attendee list. Now you can concentrate on driving and not fumbling with your phone! Great find, Jason!

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    Barry Hawkey

    Wow, that's pretty wild.

    Maybe in the second release, it will Google your current whereabouts and include that in the late message.

    "Bootstrap will be late to the meeting.  He is at the Boom Boom Cabaret and Tavern."

    And if you set it and forget it...then you better make darn sure you bring your phone to every meeting!  If you're on your way but your phone is not, it'll just keep sending out those late messages.

    Still very cool.  Could be essential for doctors and drug dealers.

     

  • User profile image
    Barry Hawkey

    Wow, that's pretty wild.

    Maybe in the second release, it will Google your current whereabouts and include that in the late message.

    "Bootstrap will be late to the meeting.  He is at the Boom Boom Cabaret and Tavern."

    And if you set it and forget it...then you better make darn sure you bring your phone to every meeting!  If you're on your way but your phone is not, it'll just keep sending out those late messages.

    Still very cool.  Could be essential for doctors and drug dealers.

     

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