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PHUKET: A young Phuket man is giving the world a ‘HeadsUp’ with a new application he helped to create, which is aimed at simplifying everyday life.

Robert Conner, who is a former British International School of Phuket student, helped develop an app called ‘Hey! HeadsUp’ with his college friends Abhijay Bhatnagar and Arjun Bhatnagar.

The app allows you to schedule alerts, emails, phone calls and text messages to help people remind others of the things they need to do.

“The inspiration behind Hey! HeadsUp is to help simplify everyday life for people through the coordination of different peoples’ calendars,” Robert said.

“Despite the increased presence of technological aids, there is still a difficulty to keep priorities clear. With so many different calendars and to-do lists to keep track of, it’s hard to focus on what actually needs to get done before it’s too late.

“Hey! HeadsUp was created with such dilemmas in mind. For example, restaurants could alert users when their food is ready; or guests could even order their food with the app; or, doctors could remind patients when to take medicine.

“But, it does not stop there, as we can help simplify company systems that have complex schedules. HeadsUp is looking to work closely with business managers and come up with solutions specific to their business.”

While Abhijay, and his brother, Arjun, built the app successfully from scratch, Robert used his marketing skills to help make the app stand out from other similar reminder apps. His focus was set on the app’s ability to share important information without the need of a smart phone and increased security protection.

Hey! HeadsUp helps people obtain an easier solution to managing their day-to-day schedules, as most current apps require people to put the task in by themselves or coordinate with other people constantly to make changes.

“The app works without the need of confusing shared calendars and does not violate your privacy. You can send tasks to your friends, family and colleagues without having to expose your schedule,” Robert said.

“By sending someone a ‘HeadsUp’, the user is essentially adding a task to another person’s calendar without the need for any complex calendar sharing tools – and the privacy issues associated with that.

“Also, another thing that makes HeadsUp unique is that you can simply enter a phone number, email or a username to schedule a HeadsUp, or reminder, for someone else, but that person does not even need to have a smartphone. You can just write a text message, or you can record a voice memo; or even take a photograph and schedule it for yourself or someone else.”

The app, which currently has more than 400 users, most of whom are business people and college students, can be purchased on iTunes.

For more information on Hey! HeadsUp, visit www.heyheadsup.com.

— Lauren Smith

 

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