Tempo for iPhone cranks your calendar up to 11

Feb 13, 2013
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We can all be pretty busy at times, and with so many appointments on your calendar, you might have a hard time keeping up with them as far as the details go. However, a new app aims to help you out with that by giving your calendar a slight boost. Tempo is sort of like a personal assistant, but it's a lot different than Siri.

The new app will allow you to do a number of things, such as look up relevant emails and documents before a meeting, bring up driving directions to the meeting, as well as send automatic messages to the attendees if you’re running late. You can also get updates on flight statuses if you're traveling. The app uses an algorithm to scan your calendars, contact list, and emails for relevant information, and then it ties it all back to specific appointments on your calendar.

For instance, after entering in a new appointment/meeting, Tempo will automatically scan your contacts, email etc. to find information relevant to that specific meeting, like contacts of people you're meeting with and emails that pertain to the appointment or meeting, as well as any documents that you might have lying around.

The developers behind the new app come out of SRI International, which is the research institute that also created the Siri technology currently on iOS devices. The company obviously was bought out by Apple in order for Siri to be used on the iPhone and iPad, but while Tempo has some of the same qualities as Siri, the app takes a slightly different approach, and only focuses on calendar organization. The app is only available for the iPhone right now, and it's ready for download in the iTunes App Store now.


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