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
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
Lateology.com. 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
Geonames.org. 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
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
-- 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
SOURCE Oops I'm Late!