This idea started out as a Home phone redirect app.I don’t want to have a home phone anymore but sometimes there are some advantages you can’t ignore. I call for free with my home number but I don’t have a phone to call with it. What would be nice is a home phone number that i can control via a dedicated app. It could turn on when I enter my house, and send me subtle notifications when I’m out of home.
It would be the start for accumulating all your phone numbers. Your office phone, your fax, your skype, your google hangouts, your home phone etc would be centralised in the app and with strict rules you control what number one can access between certain times, locations etc.
Yesterday I had the idea during a bachelor party in which almost everyone had the same problem after 4-5 hours of intensive smartphone use; (almost) no battery.
Since i attended some events lately where I wanted to tweet, post pictures to my instagram or just check-in, I now pay attention to put myself in airplane mode and only put on data when I want it. The problem yesterday is that the airplane mode makes yourself pretty unreachable…
So the idea is a smartphone life hack: Create a default profile in which you can switch, just as easy as to and from airplane mode, but have text and voice active.
The main advantage is that you could be reached at all times. Another advantage is that you are more focussed on enjoying the event and handling your ‘online sharing urge’ stuff in a time-boxed way (I, for instance, did open my data connection every hour so I was not totally offline and did respond to most of the comments)