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Go Ahead, Turn Your Ringer Off -RingMindMe Alerts You To Turn It Back On

What is the name of your business and URL of your APP?

Business name: Peggywrites, LLC

URL for RingMindMe: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ringmindme/id524498513?mt=8

A brief synopsis of the smart phone app ?

Go Ahead, Turn Your Ringer Off -RingMindMe Alerts You To Turn It Back OnFor a small business consultant, it’s embarrassing when your iPhone rings during a client meeting, so of course, you turn the ringer off. But, it’s also frustrating to miss calls from other clients after the meeting because you forgot to turn the ringer back on. Now, there’s an app for that: RingMindMe.

With this new app, there is no more embarrassment and no more frustration. RingMindMe is a set-it-and-forget-it app that alerts you when it’s time to turn your ringer off, and again when it’s time to turn it back on. In fact, my doctor now uses RingMindMe, and recommends it to his patients. Several of my clients purchased the app after they saw me use it, and they love it, too.

You have several options for setting up your alerts. First, choose between the Time and Location options. When you choose the Time option, you can use either the default options (Ringer off Now, Ringer on in 1 hour) or the familiar “click wheel” interface to set specific off and on times.When it’s time to turn your ringer on again, your phone will vibrate, and display a message on your screen. If the meeting runs longer than expected, just tap Extend to delay the message for 15 minutes. Like a “snooze” button, you can use the Extend feature as often as necessary.

Go Ahead, Turn Your Ringer Off -RingMindMe Alerts You To Turn It Back OnThe Location option is the best choice when you are not sure how long a meeting or event will last. Just tap Start, set the size of the zone where you want your ringer off, and as soon as you leave the zone, RingMindMe alerts you to turn your ringer back on.The zone can be as small as a building, or as large as a neighborhood. Either way, once you get a short distance from the zone, you will get an alert. Of course, you can expand the zone, if you like, when you receive the alert.

Don’t worry that you will miss the alert. Whether you used the Time or Location option, RingMindMewill alert you once a minute until you respond.

While RingMindMe is important to my business, helping me make each client feel special, the app is helpful in my non-working hours, too. I use it at movies, plays, classes, or any event where a ringing iPhone is unwelcome. Typically, patrons at movie theaters and plays are reminded to turn their ringers off. But there is no reminder to turn it back on! With RingMindMe, I turn my ringer off, knowing I’ll be remindedto turn it on when the event is over.

Why did you start this company?

I started my company to provide high-quality marketing collateral in all media to clients in technology, health care, law, and other businesses.

I looked for a solution to the problem of turning my ringer back on after I silenced it, and didn’t find one. Then, I found that most people I know have the same problem. So, I decided to make an app to solve that problem for everyone.

Go Ahead, Turn Your Ringer Off -RingMindMe Alerts You To Turn It Back OnAndroid, iphone, blackberry, or windows?

This app is for the iPhone. It requires iOS 4.0 or higher.

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

My company was started on a shoestring budget, for sure. Basically, my company was, and usually is, just me. I work from home or from a client site, so my overhead expense is very low.

Who is your competition, and what do you do better?

Like many other freelance writers, I provide marketing collateral, from web copy to video scripts, white papers, and success stories to my clients. I believe my service is more personalized and more creative than what most of my competitors provide.

Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc. use your product?

What smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses offer is more personalized service than their large, corporate counterparts. Staying focused during time with a client, without annoying interruptions, is an important part of personalized service. My product gives business people the peace of mind they need to attend to the client they are with, confident that they will not miss calls from other clients later.

Is this a free app or how much is it?

RingMindMe costs $1.99, a very low price for the peace of mind it provides.

Where to find my business, my app, and me:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/peggy.kenny.54

Twitter:http://twitter.com/peggywrites

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peggy-kenny/0/44/8a1

How long have you been in business?

I have been in business for 10 years, and have served more than 20 clients in a variety of businesses.

How do you see your company in the next 2-5 years (more products or services?)

My company will continue to grow as it has from the beginning, via referral business from satisfied clients.

How many employees and/or freelance contractorsdo you currently have working with you?

I hire contractors when I need specialty help (such as writing the code for my app) or when my clients need more help than I can provide on my own.

What other web based products would you recommend to entrepreneurs, business owners, or freelancers?

I use a web-based payroll system, originally a small business called Paycycle, but now owned by Intuit, that makes it easy to manage state and federal reporting and taxes. I recommend it to small business people who are not accountants, because it lets you concentrate on what you do best.

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