Whether you have a mannerism of nearing awkwardly early or annoyingly late for meetings, a new app called Twist is here to help. The location-based app, that launched on Wednesday, is same to Find My Friends, but adds the utilitarian component of notifying family, friends or colleagues when you’re going to arrive at a definite location.
The app offers a washed and elementary way to attain multi-part tasks: Track a person’s location, take directions, share photos along your route, send messages, and obtain venue and continue details. It’s not the snazziest-looking app, but the uncluttered experience is obviously invigorating in a world where apps are perplexing to things as ample as they can in to the iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen. (Twist is now usually existing on iOS.)
The app is notably willing to help for someone similar to myself, who tends to uncover up early (or at least on time) for amicable gatherings. we finish up sending friends an annoying amount of texts along the lines of, “Where are you? When are you getting here? How far divided are you now, specifically? What train are you on?”, etc. (Yes, it’s that bad.) So, instead of bombarding my contacts with all these queries, they could simply use Twist to proactively keep me sideways of their locale with pull notifications, texts or emails – and thus be saved from my interrogations. Plus, we can follow a friend’s expect place inside of the app.
Twist is just as utilitarian for people who are always running late to meet-ups. Instead of having to call or content apologies whilst you’re already speed-walking to your appointment (or, worst yet, driving), Twist does the work for you. And even even though Twist is iOS only, the app can still send place notifications to people around content or email.
In Twist, you beginning new journeys, aptly called “twists.” You emanate a new turn by simply entering in the residence or name of the place you’re streamer to, selecting the recipients you wish to share the turn with, and picking your means of ride (driving, open transportation, on foot or biking). You can moreover arrange either you wish your recipients to take a leaving notification, an attainment notification, location-tracking or all three. And you can moreover opt to share your turn to Facebook or Twitter.
Once you emanate a twist, the app will produce an guess of how long it will take you to obtain to your destination. It moreover turns on its credentials place tracking, and will be able to know when you obviously enter upon on your trip.
The app moreover sprinkles in additional goodies, similar to the capability to share photos in a definite turn and obtain access to Yelp reviews and Google Street views of your last destination. we suppose the photo-sharing underline could be fun when you’re on a longer pushing trip. Everything you share inside of a turn is private, manifest usually to the recipients of the twist.
Overall, Twist is a really easy-to-use app with an incredibly applicable purpose. It’s a of the couple of location-based apps that is obviously utilitarian for people’s day-to-day lives – it’s not about people breakthrough or just report where you’ve been. Now all it needs is an Android and Windows Phone app to casing its bases.
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