3 apps that will help you stay warm and work smarter this winter
With the snow falling, people driving off to chalets on weekends, and the hockey season in full swing , the province of Quebec is a winter wonderland!
However, even though the winter season can be truly magical, winter weather can also create many struggles.
Fortunately, it’s the age of (mobile) technology, where mobile phones can greatly enrich our quality of life! Here are some great apps that can save you and your employees a lot of time and energy!
Start your day right by starting your car right!
The app you need: MY-Start
Ever been frustrated by having to sit five minutes in a freezing car, waiting for it to warm up? Ever drop your cars keys in an icy puddle while trying to open the doors? Ever pay too much for a car remote that worked poorly (if at all)? If you answered “Ugh, yes!” to any of those, MY-START app could be the answer to a lot of your problems!
What is it?
MY-START is a mobile app that allows users to:
- Start and stop vehicles from a smartphone
- Lock and unlock the doors remotely
- Receive a Quick-back confirmation when the operation has been successful
Using My-Start means that you can enjoy the last sip of your morning coffee in the comfort of your home while your car is warming up via a simple click on your phone. The response time of the system is exceptionally fast too!
This iOS-based app and hardware system, created by AutoMobility Distribution, uses the OTODATA network to offer a connected car experience. The network is designed specifically for use in Quebec, and there are no fees that needs to be paid by user to access the network. What’s also great is that there’s no monthly or annual fee either! Here it is in action! My-Start is available at Vitro Plus stores in Quebec.
Being punctual helps encourage accountability!
The app you need: AccuWeather
Wouldn’t it just be amazing to know exactly when it’s going to rain or snow and when this precipitation stops? At the very least, it’d be good to know just what kind of weather to expect before you leave home, right?
After all, if it snows (or rains, for that matter) harder than you expected, there just might be a painful traffic jam waiting for you. Or, there might be an extra ten minute delay caused by unexpected snowfalls (for which you’ll have to defrost your car for a long time). Either scenario means you’ll be late for work. If you’re an employee, that will make you look bad in front of your boss. If you’re the boss, being late runs counter to your attempts to encourage accountability. Can you avoid this? You can with the AccuWeather app!
What is it?
AccuWeather is a customizable and easy-to-use free app for both iPhone and Android users that helps you stay prepared for any type weather through its litany of features:
- It gives you minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts
- Using GPS localisation, it shows you the weather conditions on your street
- It sends you alerts and notifications so you can prepare for a snow storm
- It has an animated weather radar and maps for tracking storm paths
While being very user-friendly, this award-winning weather app is powerful! It will tell you everything you need to know in order to avoid winter inconveniences!
You want to work smarter? Of course you do! But, you need to eat first!
The app you need: Just Eat
Some days are just so cold that you don’t even want leave the office (or home), even if you’re starving. The thing is, if you’re extremely hungry, there’s no chance that you’ll be able to work smarter (or even work, really)! Thanks to the JustEat app, ordering food has never been easier. With this app, there’s need to make phone calls, and no risk of getting a wrong order because of misunderstandings (due to bad signals or language barriers)!
What is it?
Just Eat is a mobile app that uses postal codes or geolocation features of smartphones to let you:
- Easily access the menus of local restaurants
- View other customers’ reviews
- Quickly place your delivery order
- Pay via cash, debit, or credit card
You can now stay all warm and cozy while waiting for your food to arrive. You’re welcome!
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Written by: Tatjana Adzic