A new app for forgetful Chartered Surveyors
Have you ever been to an appointment in an unfamiliar town and
had trouble remembering where you left your car? Been late for a
valuation, parked your car in the multi-storey and neglected to
take note which floor you parked on? Or flown back to the UK tired
and emotional and unable to locate the car in the airport car park
on floors that all look the same?
Well if you have, a new App called Find My Car Smarter could put
an end to such frustration.
This kind of App is not new; in fact there are several
available, yet none as user friendly and clever as this. Where
other Apps require you to log your location before you leave your
vehicle, Find My Car Smarter works automatically. Frankly, when you
park it, you do know that you’re going to loose it later. And
having to log your location is no help when you are in a hurry.
If you can’t remember where the car is, the App will plot
its location on a map, showing you how far away you are. It can
tell you how long you have parked in that location and it’s
also possible to setup automatic notification to ensure you
don’t get a ticket
You can also synch a location via Dropbox for communal use. If
you’ve been out for a boozy lunch (remember those!!), in no
fit state to drive and not only forgotten where the car is, but
where you are, other key holders who can use the App to find and
pickup the car.
The App uses a new type of technology called Bluetooth smart and
at present is only available for commercial agents and chartered
surveyors who have an iPhone 4S.
The App is only 69p, but all this magic doesn’t happen
with the App alone. In addition you will need the Find My Car
Smarter device, which plugs into your vehicles cigarette lighter,
purchased directly for an additional £15 - £20.
It is this device that recognizes when the vehicles engine has
been tuned off and activates the GPS on your phone just long enough
to save the location automatically. This device will then guide
your phone back to the car.
Philip Burrows Marketing
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