another GPS idea - speed-sensitive voicemail

Kyle Bassett kylebassett at
Sun Jul 29 21:30:57 CEST 2007


I love the idea!  And maybe a feature like dumping the call to a BT headset
device if present.  I am curious, I assume there would be a config option or
something, because how would it tell if you are the driver?  A preference
per contact could be used as well.  ie.  I don't mind if my family calls me
while driving, but not Joe, Bob, or Steve."

*I hate the fact that I cannot download or save my voicemail messages...  I
cannot with Verizon anyways.  Developing a voicemail utility to save a
voicemail locally when service is available but you are just ignoring calls
would be quite nice.The ability to start recording at any time during a
conversation could be useful as well.


On 7/28/07, Mark Eichin <eichin-openmoko at> wrote:
> Use case:
>   When I'm walking around, I'll answer the phone.  When I'm driving, I
>   won't (one phonecall == two beers worth of distraction)... but am
>   willing to pull over if the caller thinks it's important enough.
>   I shouldn't have to *tell* the phone what mode I'm in: GPS can
>   provide velocity information.  If my speed is over 10mph, the phone
>   should pick up, dump a pre-recorded explanation to the caller, and
>   let them "press 1 to interrupt the driver, or just wait a few
>   seconds and leave voicemail."
> implies that
> call recording is possible, so the audio paths are there, right?  If
> so, a lot of local voice-robot stuff is possible...
> (And if your thought is "what if I'm a passenger" - the answer is
> "this feature is not for you, it's for me" :-)  (Also, if you're not
> an American, this feature probably isn't for you either :-) :-)
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