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"Answers the Age-Old Question, “When Will You Get Here?” - MacLife
"What’s great about the app is that it has the ability to automatically notify your friends, family and colleagues when you depart, are a few minutes out and just about to get to your meet up." - AppCraver
"This is an app that’s dead-easy to use. It’s just what you’d want from a well designed app." AppBite
"A useful communication app" - BlogCritics
Experiencing or Sharing. Is it Really a Question of One or The Other?
Louis CK's bit about Twitter and how "we" have become a society that wants to share our experiences, to the supposed detriment of actually experiencing what is happening, is quite funny.
Mobile, obviously, plays the leading role and Mr. CK gestures as if he were typing into a smartphone during the bit. Mobile is a convenient tool for sharing and with the entire mobile tech ecosystem continuing to evolve and improve it just keeps getting better and faster.
What's interesting, and funny, is the mockery Mr. CK makes of those who take time to interact with a mobile device at the expense of placing attention on "what is really happening."
Perhaps, culture is changing such that experiencing "what is happening" is given less value and sharing "what is happening" is given more value. If one is elevated over the other, have we lost something? Or, are experiencing and sharing coexisting and we are gaining something?
The photograph's great appeal, in analog times, was its evidentiary nature. To capture the moment was to prove that it happened. (For a great expose on this phenomenon read Sontag's On Photography.) Is sharing a way to prove that we are experiencing something? Is it an efficient way to carve our initials and a date into a picnic table at a road-side rest stop on a summer road trip with a girlfriend? Proof that we were there.
"I wish you could have experienced that sunset with me." "You should have seen Grandpa's face when we gave him the quilt from his childhood." "Let me put the phone up close so you can hear your grandson's breath." We yearn to share, it seems, even without 4G and dual core always in our hand.
Sharing and experiencing are blending. Certainly, there are good and bad shares (similarly, there is good and bad graffiti or photography) and we have mechanisms to scold the bad and praise the good. But, measuring the value of each bit of sharing is a weak means whether to argue in favor of it or against it.
Is there a way to share that is less distracting and leaves space for more experiencing? Certainly, we believe that our brain has limits as to how much information can be perceived, memorized and recalled in a given moment. And, these limits can be overcome, in many instances, with computers and sensing devices. Sharing, at its elementary core, one for you and one for me, can easily be one for anyone who wants it.
At En Route, we are working on the automation of location sharing applied to a variety of social interactions, offloading complicated location sharing tasks to computers. Knowing that someone is there or here via location data, presented nicely, is as good or better than reading 140 characters or less.
It may be some time before we can truly harness quantum superposition to transcend space and time while retaining a simulacra of our bodies. In the meantime, we can "Be Here Now" and share "I am Here Now" via innovation (collapsing, combining and atuomating sharing tasks into simple and compelling software) without taking our focus away from what is happening.