Wouldn’t it be great if we could have an app that would immediately text those who we are to be meet that we are going to be late?
Well, lo’ and behold. Bill lee and Mike Belshe would love to give you the ability to do so. Never again text while you drive as these two developed an app that would do that for you.
The Twist app will text pre-determined individuals that you are about to be late in your engagement. You need not key in the words yourself as the app will automatically sense that you are indeed running late and would then send the message to the one you’ll be meeting.
The Twist app takes into account traffic, different modes of transportation and your own habits when estimating your time of arrival to your destination.
Twist app uses you smartphones GPS capabilities then sees if you’re going to be late. If it senses that you would, then it will send an SMS the one you’re going to meet and tell him/her of your new ETA.
According to CEO Bill Lee, “I took over 200 meetings last year waiting for founders. Invariably at meetings, someone was early, running late, getting lost or stuck in traffic.”
CTO Mike Belshe added, “At its core, we like to think Twist is the easiest and most accurate way to let people know when you’re going to arrive.”
Universally, Google’s Android is known to have the greater share on the smartphone market. But when we talk about having support from app developers, it is a different story.
According to data released by Flurry Analytics, seven out of ten apps that were created during the first quarter of this year were for the iOS platform. This is despite Android’s dominating the smartphone market, having 50.8% of the total smartphone market.
ComScore pegs Apple’s iOS share at 31.4%.
Steve Musil of CNET writes that Apple’s lead in this category is because of its dominance in the tablet market. Apple holds 88% of the tablet market during the first five months of 2012. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab only holds 9% followed by Amazon’s Kindle with 3%.
Flurry Analytics also noted that developers who create apps for Android earn four times more revenue than their Android counterparts.
Flurry said, “At the end of the day, developers run businesses, and businesses seek out markets where revenue opportunities are highest and the cost of building and distributing is lowest. In short, Android delivers less gain and more pain than iOS, which we believe is the key reason 7 out of every 10 apps built in the new economy are for iOS instead of Android.”