Never say sorry I'm late again
Have your phone say it for you
A new smartphone application links to your diary and GPS to automatically let people know when you're running late.
The Oops I'm Late app sends an SMS or makes a call to let a person know when you'll be arriving.
The concept sounds sane enough - the application uses GeoNames to work out where your appointments are, then GPS to establish where you currently. It then simply calculates a journey time. If you're going to be late, the person you're meeting is automatically alerted.
Trying to allow for random variations in travel speed could well prove beyond the capabilities of Windows Mobile smartphones, despite the apparently advanced formula used in the calculations.
Part of the premise of Oops I'm Late! is that lateness is no longer something worthy of an apology, it's just part of modern life.
A three day trial of the software is now available. The pro version will set you back $100. ®
And having anyone track you via a web browser is good why?
I think I'd rather just be polite and call myself, or make the effort, and arrive on time
If your tight on money and have a secretary then CoPilot Live can do much the same thing for free. I have web n walk, HTC with copilot and once I set up real time tracking, anyone can track my location via a web browser. Works quite well
So in theory, if the ETA is beyond that of the meeting time your secretary can call in to let them know.
Now, all I need is a secretary!!
This sounds like an accident waiting to happen
"Hello, I appear to be running late for our appointment, my last verified location was The Rat and Cabage Ale House. Calculations based on historic data and projections relating to my current position estimate I should be with you by 3:17 AM Sunday Morning, please accept my appologies for not being arsed enough to call you in person"