After a long day of work, all you want to do is get on the train just so you can get some shut eye before you get home. But what if you’re the kind of person who falls into a deep sleep and always misses the stop you’re supposed to get off at? Well, James Mundy, a Physics student at Sheffield University has come up with a solution to the problem and it’s called Travelnapp.
Travelnapp is a unique alarm clock that doesn’t wake you up after a set time – instead, it makes use of your GPS sensor to know when to go off. All you have to do is just set it up to wake you up whenever you’re a certain distance away from a location. Since it uses GPS instead of time, even if your bus/train is delayed – you won’t need to readjust your alarm clock if you decide to take a nap.
Travelnapp can even plot a map of your route; calculate your estimated time of arrival and average speeds. And just in case you’re afraid it won’t work underground, the app has strategies to work in areas without cell signal by extrapolating your position. It’s not 100% accurate, but it may just be good enough! Travelnapp is available now for Windows Phone 7 devices, free on the Marketplace. Check it out and let us know what you think of the app.