Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
The average American spends 25 minutes on their daily commute to work (one way), and there is an epidemic of stress related illness. “If you are commuting, you are not spending quality time with your loved ones. You are not exercising, doing challenging work, having sex, petting your dog, or playing with your kids (or your Wii). You are not doing any of the things that make human beings happy. Instead, you are getting nauseous on a bus, jostled on a train, or cut off in traffic,” says Annie Lowrey writing in Slate.com.
More knowledge about one's daily commute time means better preparation and less stress. “With changing traffic patterns and changing morning routines, I was always guessing what time I needed to leave for work. I would stress over my travel time. One morning I thought to myself, there has to be an app for this!", says Dr. Benton Cofer. With Dr. Cofer’s vision, Valley Rocket is committed to be a major contributor in this endeavor to give people time and their life back. It was this vision that lead to the creation of the iPhone App, "Daily Commute".
The app starts by prompting the user to input a name for the commute destination and desired arrival time. The user then starts the app upon leaving for work and stops it upon arrival. The app logs this data and the following day, uses this travel time to calculate a target time to leave for work. The touch of a button will bring up a full screen countdown timer. The background of the timer changes from green to orange and then from orange to red as the target time approaches.The user then repeats the process daily. As the app compiles data, it will then average this data to give a more accurate prediction. The app bases the user's predicted commute time on the best available data, so the more it is used the more accurate it becomes.The end result is a more consistent arrival time at work.
The app also allows the user to input notes for each individual commute for later review. Trends in commute time can be analyzed in graphical readout as well as in tabulated form. Never before has the average commuter had the ability to easily generate usable data regarding commute time. Never before has there been an app that will use such data to make commuting more predictable and less stressful.
The app is currently available to download from the apple app store. The free version contains ads and limits the number of unique commute destinations to one. The app may be upgraded by the user to the Pro version for 99 cents. The Pro version eliminates ads and allows unlimited entry of unique commute destinations.
Valley Rocket is currently developing updates to the current version. Future updates may include better ability of the user to analyze the data, push notifications for notable irregularities in commute data, and greater functionality of the count down clock. With Daily Commute, the future for commuters is bright.
Daily Commute, available in the Apple App Store for download.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access Reference Information and High-Resolution images of the Daily Commute app at: http://www.valleyrocket.com/daily-commute-pr.html
About Valley Rocket LLC
Valley Rocket was founded in 2011 as a tech startup in Greenville, SC. The company’s focus is on mobile application development starting with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Other applications in the portfolio consists of:
AlphaCalc - A calculator app available for iPhone
ShortcutIQ - A reference app for Apple Products available for iPhone
About Dr. Benton Cofer
Dr. Benton Cofer is a Neonatologist in Greenville, SC. He has special interests in designing products such as “Daily Commute” to assist people in their everyday lives.
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