Ever pick someone up in your car? Wish you could call or text them to say you're Nearly There, but can't use your phone while driving? This is the app for you! A must for car poolers but has so many uses... get the kids to come out for their ride home, get your partner to come and help bring the shopping in from the car, or open the garage door for you... No more pulling up and honking your horn, annoying the neighbours and no more waiting as you can configure the distance for the SMS or call to happen.
Nearly There allows you to select a list of contacts to be notified via an SMS message or phone call when you’re in their vicinity. You can potentially improve your driving safety by preconfiguring your destination(s) before you set off so they know when you’re going to arrive without having to touch your phone en route. When you're almost there, SMS messages are sent automatically without you needing to worry about it, and the phone call option can be used with a Bluetooth hands-free kit to make calls safely.
Initially, it will try to locate selected contacts using their postal address (if configured) from your address book. However, if they’re not at home then you can select a different location using the Google Maps interface or search for a new address. Once you begin your journey then Nearly There will track your location using your GPS (or network if you’d prefer to save your battery) and when you are within the desired range of your contact it will send an SMS message, place a phone call or alternatively, just notify you.
This can be useful if you are picking up your friends to go out, your co-workers as part of a lift share or car pool, or if you just want to let your family know when you’re nearly home. It’s also very easy to send update messages to let them know how far away you are.
More features coming soon.
Please note: This app sends SMS messages and makes calls in the normal way and these will be billed as usual by your network operator.
Can now automatically send update SMS messages when beginning your journey
Optionally store sent message in your ‘Sent Items’ folder
Added groups to allow you to create frequently used groups of contacts
Non-free version now has ability to launch navigation apps
App can now be moved to SD card (service will stop if SD card is removed/unmounted)
Now remembers location for default address
Fixed bug with searching in map selection mode