Late problem solved: first GPS based notification for Mobile phones goes online

Jul 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from Oops I'm Late!

    LOS ANGELES, JULY 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new era is born in
 computer-assisted time management. Using a popular calendar application
 such as Microsoft Outlook, users no longer have to place "Oops I'm late!"
 calls to peers and/or bosses. The software does it for you by calculating
 the distance between your location and destination, and notifying
 designated contacts if you are running late.
     Oops I'm Late! is a unique application that does not require entering
 coordinates. The program does it for you, integrating GPS into existing
 appointment information. The result: No more frantic "I'm late" emails or
 text messages for the user, and an appreciated status report for the
 waiting parties.
     Oops I'm Late! solves the age-old problem of keep in touch with someone
 while traveling. Up until the last 100 years, communication based upon
 arrival was dependent upon ship communications that could took months or
 years if the boat ever arrived at all. In the last 20 years, cell phone
 advances have caused many people to talk while driving and eating,
 sometimes all three at once. Oops I'm Late! makes the notifications you
 want instantly, effortlessly and transparently.
     Oops I'm Late! utilizes a Creative Commons-licensed formula found at The open-source formula calculates ETA by dividing distance
 by rate, taking into account the current time, GPS location and appointment
 location. The user receives a 30-second countdown warning if s/he misses
 the scheduled arrival time; unless disabled, Oops I'm Late! will notify
 specified contacts that s/he'll be late.
     Geocoding (or converting a street address into latitude and longitude
 coordinates) is provided by another open source service called Once a user has geocoded the location for where they need to
 go, they no longer need to be connected to the Internet.
     Designated individuals are notified in the manner each are set.
 Currently supported are SMS text messages and email, as well as
 automatically phoning a default contact (professional version only). Air
 charges may apply based upon each user's subscriber agreement with their
 mobile operator.
     The Oops I'm Late! major use case is for familiar locations such as
 regular engagements, trips to the store, and so on. Scenarios include:
     --  Weekly meeting at distant location with variable start time
     --  On way to location during traffic on freeway
     --  Long trips with an unknown amount of starts and stops (think trip to
         the country/city)
     --  Dates, business meetings, special occasions
     --  Any travel that requires occasional contact as to ETA
     --  Failsafes: No notification if the GPS is lost, no false positive
     Oops I'm Late! runs $69.99 for the Standard edition and $99.99 for the
 Professional edition.

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