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Georeme: Location Based Push Alerts Just Like iOS 5

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When I first heard of Georeme, I was quite impressed with the concept. It’s quite simple: you can set alerts to go off when you enter or leave a particular area. We were shown this feature in iOS 5, as part of the new Reminders app.

Well, the developer of Georeme clearly inspired Apple because this app has been out way before WWDC. Here are my quick thoughts on Georeme, but the description first:

– Create a location by browsing a map or by searching for a certain address.
– Create a reminder and add it to one of your locations.
– Choose address from persons in your addressbook.
– Activate/deactivate a reminder so you don’t have to create and delete them all the time.
– Add a due date for each reminder. Georeme will remind you even if you haven’t reached the location!
– Add a start date. You won’t be reminded before this date!
– Choose certain days of the week on which you want Georeme to remind you.
– Set a “Do Not Disturb” nightly window.
– Choose from many different alarm sounds.
– Enable multiple alerts (reminds you after 2 and 10 minutes)
– Set a radius for each location. Georeme will remind you when you’re within this radius!

The app was fairly easy to setup, all you do is set Reminders (see, I told you Apple was inspired by Georeme!), and then set them up via your predetermined Locations. You can drop a pin anywhere on the Google Map and save that as a location (ie the grocery store, etc).

You can also search for locations, but I had issues with the app showing relevant results near me. I talked to the developer, and he mentioned an update is coming to show results in a list view, so stay tuned.

I setup a brief test for Georeme to notify me to drive across the Burrard Bridge. Low and behold I received a notification when I reached the base of the bridge! That was after setting my custom radius to larger area to ensure the alert went off while driving.

There are options to have reminders send again in 5 minutes, 24 hours, and set them inactive when they pop up. For regular notifications, there’s even a ‘silent mode’ for hours of the day when you want Georeme to turn off, and specific days for alerts.

If you want a preview of Apple’s upcoming Reminder feature in iOS 5, Georeme will give you a taste of that today, instead of this Fall.

The app is $1.99, but if you’re quick enough: we have 5 promo codes to give away. They will show up in the comments, so quickly comment to subscribe.

Click here to download Georeme.

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  • Pastro

    Great idea

  • nonato

    This is awesome! Want this!

  • nonato

    This is awesome! Want this!

  • Pastro

    Great idea

  • nonato

    This is awesome! Want this!

  • Pastro

    Great idea

  • nonato

    This is awesome! Want this!

  • nonato

    This is awesome! Want this!

  • nonato

    This is awesome! Want this!

  • Jsnides

    Looks like a good app. Would love to try!

  • Jsnides

    Looks like a good app. Would love to try!

  • Jsnides

    Looks like a good app. Would love to try!

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  • Pastro

    Thank you Gary. Got mine.

  • Pastro

    Thank you Gary. Got mine.

  • Pastro

    Thank you Gary. Got mine.

  • Pastro

    Thank you Gary. Got mine.

  • Right on!

  • Right on!

  • Right on!

  • Right on!

  • Nick

    Does this app mean that it’s running the GPS all the time and eating up the battery?  (and is that what iOS 5 will do as well?)

  • Nick

    Does this app mean that it’s running the GPS all the time and eating up the battery?  (and is that what iOS 5 will do as well?)

  • Nick

    Does this app mean that it’s running the GPS all the time and eating up the battery?  (and is that what iOS 5 will do as well?)

  • moosehead2000

    Gave it a shot. Maybe next time or in the fall lol. Thanks though.

  • moosehead2000

    Gave it a shot. Maybe next time or in the fall lol. Thanks though.

  • moosehead2000

    Gave it a shot. Maybe next time or in the fall lol. Thanks though.

  • Jonathan lyons

    Sounds like a great app! Would love to try it.

  • Jonathan lyons

    Sounds like a great app! Would love to try it.

  • Marcello Michelet

    Awesome! Really looking forward to trying it 🙂

  • Frankie

    It’s a brilliant concept. The jailbreak community is the reason Apple is evolving the iOS. I’d love to own this software as I do a lot of location based work.

  • Frankie

    It’s a brilliant concept. The jailbreak community is the reason Apple is evolving the iOS. I’d love to own this software as I do a lot of location based work.

  • Julian Hirt

    Thanks for the review!
    If the users like the app I wouldnt mind seeing you writing on twitter or other stuff about it 😉
    Follow georeme on twitter: http://twitter.com/Georeme
    Or on Facebook: http://facebook.com/Georeme

  • iPhoneJohnny

    Sounds great. Cant wait to try it

  • iPhoneJohnny

    Sounds great. Cant wait to try it

  • Julian Hirt

    hey Nick,
    no it DOES NOT use gps all the time. It has an algorithm which determines when it has to use GPS and when not. During the developement I optimized the battery life by changing the algorithm!
    But I don’t know how iOS5 it will do.
    Julian

  • Julian Hirt

    hey Nick,
    no it DOES NOT use gps all the time. It has an algorithm which determines when it has to use GPS and when not. During the developement I optimized the battery life by changing the algorithm!
    But I don’t know how iOS5 it will do.
    Julian

  • db0006

    By “algorithm” are you refering to the sleep time setting? 

    If so, I don’t see this be as practical as I had originally hoped.

    In order to prevent the battery from draining with the GPS, I’d need to set the sleep time to turn the GPS on at a specific time.  If I know when this time is, I could just set a time based alarm to do the same job. 

    Despite this, its still an awesome concept.

  • db0006

    By “algorithm” are you refering to the sleep time setting? 

    If so, I don’t see this be as practical as I had originally hoped.

    In order to prevent the battery from draining with the GPS, I’d need to set the sleep time to turn the GPS on at a specific time.  If I know when this time is, I could just set a time based alarm to do the same job. 

    Despite this, its still an awesome concept.

  • db0006

    By “algorithm” are you refering to the sleep time setting? 

    If so, I don’t see this be as practical as I had originally hoped.

    In order to prevent the battery from draining with the GPS, I’d need to set the sleep time to turn the GPS on at a specific time.  If I know when this time is, I could just set a time based alarm to do the same job. 

    Despite this, its still an awesome concept.

  • db0006

    By “algorithm” are you refering to the sleep time setting? 

    If so, I don’t see this be as practical as I had originally hoped.

    In order to prevent the battery from draining with the GPS, I’d need to set the sleep time to turn the GPS on at a specific time.  If I know when this time is, I could just set a time based alarm to do the same job. 

    Despite this, its still an awesome concept.

  • Etcetera

    Sounds like an interesting concept you would remember to pick up the dry cleaning or even the kids from school on your way home.

  • Gildrush

    Sounds great love to try it.

  • Gildrush

    Sounds great love to try it.

  • Anonymous

    If you need to be reminded to cross a bridge….well….maybe you shouldn’t be on the road to begin with! 😎

  • Anonymous

    If you need to be reminded to cross a bridge….well….maybe you shouldn’t be on the road to begin with! 😎

  • I was flying in my Superman suit at the time!

  • I was flying in my Superman suit at the time!

  • Julian Hirt

    no I was not talking about the sleep time setting! There is a algorithm in the background which determines when it needs to enable GPS! It does definitly not use GPS all the time. It takes your current location and other facts like your speed (for example your in a car) and other stuff. It does not just look up the position every 5 min.

  • Thepatt53

    Neat idea.

  • Thepatt53

    Neat idea.

  • Thepatt53

    Neat idea.

  • Thepatt53

    Neat idea.

  • Hey guys you can also download the Location Alerts app (paid), it’s pretty cool.

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