NearMinder, the Productivity App Revolutionizing Location-based Reminders

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NearMinder is the world’s first productivity app allowing users to receive task reminders based on their proximity not only to locations but also to people. With NearMinder, users can receive reminders of their to-dos as they’re on-the-go, at the right time, at the right place and with the right people.

When you have a lot of to-dos and meetings, it can be hard to remember everything at the good time. With NearMinder, you can free your mind and get reminded exactly when, where and with whom you need it.

The birth of NearMinder

Bernard Pailler is the CEO of SeaOwl Group, a global provider of 2,000+ employees specialized in providing services to the shipping, defense and energy industries. Like most CEOs, he’s very busy traveling across the world, flying from one meeting to another. Two years ago, after a meeting with a business partner, he realized he forgot to hand over a very important document. The idea of an app which could help people to never forget to do things when meeting people or when reaching locations came to his mind. NearMinder was born.

Many productivity apps like, Todoist, Remember the milk, or Google Keep already offer location-based reminders but none of these apps allow their users to receive reminders based on their proximity to people. This is the gap NearMinder is now filling.

With NearMinder, users can get reminders of their to-dos as they’re on-the-go, at the right time, at the right place, and with the right people: they can move around, meet a friend, a family member or a co-worker, pass by a shop and get back home while being notified of everything they planned to do, on the spot.

With a modern and user-friendly interface, NearMinder is very easy to use: just create a reminder by selecting a contact in your phonebook or a location on the map, enter the label of the task you have to do with that person or at that location and start getting notified as you move around and get close to contacts and places.

Key app features:

  • Location-based task organizer with reminders based on proximity to people and places
  • Easy setup of “place” or “contact” nearminders
  • Several types of notifications until task completion:

“Close by” notifications when the user is in a 350m range from a contact or a location
“Nearby in” notifications when the user is within 15m range from a contact or a location
“Nearby out” notifications when the user is moving out from a 15m range from a contact or a location without having completed the task

  • Date/time picker to control nearminders start time
  • Real-time map to keep an eye on who and what’s nearby
  • Quick contact call button to call a contact or a business in the area
  • Quick Google Map directions button to help users go to a nearby friend or location
  • Eye-candy widget to keep track of all nearminders and see at a glance what’s doable nearby

NearMinder’s technology utilizes users’ location to determine their proximity to contacts and places and trigger notifications. The proximity calculation system is made to be battery efficient so that NearMinder uses as less battery as possible. To protect users’ privacy, their location is not displayed if they are more than a kilometer away from each other. Users can also turn on a private mode to hide their own location from other users.

The app has been released in August 2017 and is available for free and ad-free. It counts now almost 10,000 downloads with more than 2,000 active users spread across the globe, mainly from the US, UK and Asia.

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