Web Idea: P.I.S.S.

Do you, ever in your life, need to check the schedule of the next movie, train, ferry, or bus ? How many times do you need to check it, in a day ? Is that easy to “check” ?

I do it a lot and found it a very inconvenient task. You know, first you need to take out your PDA, notepad or wallet, find the schedule table (be it a spreadsheet file in your PDA, or a piece of paper). Then check your watch, tell the time and check against the schedule table. You’d probably need to check multiple times as well since you’d misread the schedule easily. Why can’t we have a simpler system ?

Let me introduce My Timetable Checker (version 1.0) :

  1. Dial a phone number, or surf to a web page, from your mobile phone / PDA
  2. Select the item (ferry / bus to certain destination, a movie’s name etc.) you want to check the next schedule
  3. The system will check the time of your mobile phone, perform a search , compare your phone’s time against the schedule table and then tell you (by replaying a voice record or just showing you the information) the next closest schedule.

Isn’t it simple ?

And My Timetable Checker (version 2.0) :

  1. As long as you preset where is your ferry pier or where is your preferred cinema etc.
  2. The system will check your location, based on the GPS system in your PDA, or cell stations around your mobile phone.
  3. The system will then warn you that you are not going to make it because you’re too far away from the ferry pier, bus terminal, cinema etc. and suggest other schedule.

Isn’t it even better ?

Who’s gonna do it ? Let me call this great system – Personal Information Search System (P.I.S.S.).

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Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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