While edUMize is our #1 priority as employees, we cannot neglect our other obligations to school, family, friends, etc. Even while at work, in a meeting, in class, or on a date, we cannot turn off our mobile devices for even a minute because we might need to be reached by someone important; whether it be mom/dad, a boyfriend/girlfriend, or our boss; Mr. Gerben. As a consequence, we receive tons of non-urgent communication throughout the day.
Why not have an application on our phones that can automatically screen calls and texts so that only certain people can reach us when we are preoccupied with more important tasks? Group 5 is proposing just that, and we call it Do Not Disturb. With Do Not Disturb, we can set our electronic calendar in advance (using Google Calendar, iCal, or other similar programs) and have the option to screen our calls/texts during set events. You determine a “VIP List” in advance so that only specific people can reach you while the application is screening calls and texts. Those who are not on the VIP List that try and reach you will receive a polite text message in return, stating that you are preoccupied at the moment and that you will return their message as soon as possible. Calls will receive a similar message; only it will be in voice format. Once the event is over, you will receive your missed calls and texts. The application will have a “manual screen” option, in case you forget to schedule an event and still need your calls and texts screened.
We hope to market this product to students first, since they are most willing to try new things. Once we have all the “bugs” worked out, we will try and broaden our market to all mobile phone users; especially business people.
Below is our proposed interface layout for Android phones as well as a logo design. We are looking for feedback specifically on those, as well as any [constructive] criticism on the product itself. Thanks!