Proximity by App Etc (iPhone)
Released: Mar 26, 2012
Version: 1.1.2
Size: 2 MB
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Do you ever send text messages like,

"I am almost there."
"Leaving work now, be home in 30 mins."
"Hey, where are you?"

With Proximity you can schedule these kinds of messages ahead of time. So when you arrive or leave a place, it will automatically send those messages for you.

Proximity is a private location sharing app that will only send messages during a preset time period and only if you are around a selected geographic region (geo-fence). In other words, Proximity will text your location information,

a) only to the contacts that you specifically want to share with
b) only during the specific time period that you select
c) only for a specific geographic region that you select

It is built to keep location sharing private and triggers only for a selected geo-fence and for specific amount of time.

Proximity can be applied to many everyday life scenarios like,

1. Setup Proximity to text your spouse between 5-7 PM, when you are within 0.25 mi from home and it will notify that you are almost home
2. Setup Proximity to text your friend when you have left your work location and on your way to meet them for lunch

Proximity runs in background; so you can switch to a different app or don't have to keep your iPhone unlocked for the scheduled messages to trigger.

Please take note of the following:
* Use of an App that uses GPS in the background will decrease battery life. However Proximity is constantly researching and refining on the location detection algorithm to reduce the overuse of GPS. Proximity only uses GPS when there is an active message setup to be sent in the future
* Proximity relies on GPS for accurate location detection and on network connection to send messages. In the absence of GPS and network, messages will not be delivered.
* Proximity does not use your SMS quota (from your carrier) to send messages. Instead, it uses a 3rd party service provider to send SMS while the app is running in background. This is required because iOS can only send SMS via device's Messages app by explicitly asking user to send the message, which will defeat the purpose of auto-sending a notification.
* Proximity currently works only in US and Canada. If you setup a message to be sent to a phone number not in US or Canada, it will end up to some one in US or Canada with that number, and not the person you intended to.

What's new in version 1.1.2
- Crash fixes on iOS 6
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Proximity is a highly rated app (4-star).
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