Standing Routinely Tells Your Associates What You’re Up To And If Your Telephone Is Lifeless
Your telephone is lifeless. Otherwise you’re driving. Otherwise you’re in a gathering.
Your girlfriend/boyfriend/lover-individual is making an attempt to name you. You didn’t decide up, so now they’re assuming you’re both a) ignoring them or b) lifeless.
Your telephone is aware of higher — hell, with all the sensors and knowledge crammed in that factor, it in all probability is aware of precisely what you’re as much as. Wouldn’t it’s good in case your telephone might help right here?
Meet Standing, an iOS/Android app constructed to do exactly that.
Standing is kind of just like the AIM away messages of yesteryear — however automated. Or like an automatic model of Twitter, again when Twitter was extra about telling individuals what you have been as much as than it was about yelling at one another and making jokes about widespread issues.
Standing makes use of an enormous ol’ array of knowledge to determine what you’re as much as, and mechanically shares that info with a finely-honed record of buddies.
At house, or work, or one among your favourite common haunts? Standing will decide that up by means of geofencing (and the Wi-Fi community you’re related to) and routinely set your standing to “At [wherever].” When you’re someplace you haven’t taught the app to acknowledge, it’ll simply say “Out and about.”
Driving? Standing could be set to search for your automotive’s Bluetooth connection. As soon as it finds it (that’s, as soon as your automotive is on), it figures you’re driving and units your standing accordingly.
In a gathering? Give Standing entry to your calendar, and it’ll mechanically give individuals a heads up each time they could be calling throughout a scheduled occasion.
Battery about to die? Standing is aware of.
This isn’t the type of info you need broadcasted to the world, in fact — that’s why Standing focuses on rigorously curated pals lists. It’s not a Twitter-type comply with mannequin; you approve each good friend to ensure you’re solely sharing your standing with the correct individuals. And even amongst buddies, you’ll be able to go “incognito” everytime you need.
Whereas the app is cross-platform throughout iOS/Android, every platform has its personal strengths. The iOS construct is a bit higher at detecting whenever you’re driving/biking/and so on, because of iOS eight’s core movement API.
Android, in the meantime, can do issues like combine standing updates into the dialer — so if a good friend with Standing tries to name when your telephone is about to die, that little factoid will pop up proper inside the telephone app itself.
Oh! And whereas it’s not a really closely performed-up function, Standing additionally makes for a reasonably respectable cross-platform various to Discover My Pals. Tapping on somebody’s standing brings up a map, at which level you possibly can ping them for a location replace.
In case you’re acquainted with Agent, the logic at play right here might sound a bit acquainted. Agent makes use of your smartphone’s knowledge to do issues like prolong battery life and keep in mind the place you parked; Standing makes use of that knowledge to assist your social life.
And hey, wouldn’t you understand it: Standing and Agent are literally constructed by the exact same individuals. Whereas Agent can be sticking round within the Google Play retailer, it seems like Standing is extra of the main target now.
I’ve been utilizing Standing for a few week now. Because the app hadn’t truly launched but, I primarily used it with the app’s builders — however I nonetheless beloved it. It’s properly polished, the interface is clear and accessible, and it does precisely what it guarantees.