Reminders – Based on where, not when

Wow!  What a concept…reminders based on where I am at, or where I am going/leaving and not based on time!

This has to be one of the COOLEST features in iOS7!  I don’t know about you, but having the ability to set a reminder based on where I am or where I’m going is really helpful.

Now, don’t get me wrong….reminders for things that have to happen at a certain time is important.  But you have to admit, sometimes it would be nice to be reminded about things when it actually happens or is needed…not at a pre-set time.

And it is a simple change of thinking (and a easy setting) when you set your reminders in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch:


1) My kids ran out of their favorite food: Mac & Cheese.  Surely, I won’t remember to get this the next time I’m at the store because it’s not my favorite food, but if I set it up like this….

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Reminder: “Get more macaroni and cheese”
Setting: When I am arriving at the grocery store.
My iPhone will notify me when I am pulling into the parking lot of my grocery store!

2) I happened to leave the office later today than anticipated.  My “typical” reminder to pick up my dry cleaning went off an hour ago, when I was supposed to leave the office.  I got all the way home and my wife asked where her newly cleaned dress and my freshly pressed suit were for our date at the Royal Ball tomorrow. If I would have changed my thinking from when to where like this:

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Reminder: “Pickup dry-cleaning”
Setting: When I am leaving OopsRepair Offices
My iPhone will notify me as I leave my parking lot to get the dry cleaning independent of when I leave! What a time saver!

The possibilities are limitless!  Never let your “to-do’s” get off schedule again!

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About Josh Hrinik

Josh has been in the the electronic and software industry for over 15 years. He started Oops Repair when he fixed his own personal iPod Touch in December 2012. The next week, he then had a few friends ask if he could fix their broken iPhone screens. With the help of his IT friend, Bennett, Josh launched an adventure to help people achieve value from their products while avoiding the high prices of buying brand new replacements. Today, a multitude of iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets find their way to one of the many Oops Repair locations each week, from all over the country, to get a new facelift, get bent back into shape, seeking rehabilitation with new buttons, and/or resuscitated from drowning....all within an hour or two for each device.

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