Today, I had the pleasure of talking to Joseph Scott, CEO of PhantomAlert.com over at CJ University Event in Santa Barbara. What impressed me the most wasn’t his products but his friendliness, I really like friendly people. 🙂 I think when you pitch a product to bloggers, all you gotta do really is “be a nice guy”, Joseph is a perfect example. (Thanks again for your friendship, I highly appreciated.)
Anyways, Joseph’s PhantomAlert isn’t just all about friendliness, his software can run on all major GPS devices such as Garmin, TomTom, and Megellan.
What PhantomAlert will do is basically “notify” you of all major “police” hazards on the road including cop cars, motorcycle cops, red light speed cameras and lights, DUI checkpoints, and other hazardous road situations that are actually reported by regular people like you and me.
Anyways, Joseph is also going to have his PhantomAlert “Cop tracking system” available soon on cellphones like iPhones, Blackberries, and tons more. I really like this idea as this concept isn’t all that new to me anyways.
South Koreans have had this same technology for detecting red light speed cameras and cop cars for the last 4-5 years, I think this is the very first one in the U.S worth mentioning.
The service is completely free if you want to check the status online but you will have to pay about $100 for lifetime membership, still not too bad if you can avoid another ticket.
Of course, the best way is to simply avoid driving too fast and just drive slow like me. The only thing I am worried about is getting a ticket for driving like a grampa, oh well, this service might help me afterall. I will have to talk to Joseph about getting me a free lifetime membership for giving him some free online exposure.
In all, today was a great day, I met a lot of new people that could help catapult my business to a new level. Besides, I met Joseph Scott, what a great guy! Definitely recommend trying out his GPS “cop-tracking” services if you tend to be on the edge and get at least 1 traffic ticket per year. This could potentially save you from getting a ‘DUI’ too, not that I recommend you driving drunk unless you are good at it like me. :p
Okay, maybe I am getting long here, good night, tomorrow I will be busy ALL DAY LONG! Follow me on Twitter @zedomax I will try to get some pics of hot chics or somethin’
Here’s a screenshot of where I live and I have to say, PhantomAlert does a good job as I know where all the cop cops/motorcycles wait to catch people. (The web version is free btw, you might want to catch up ono the hotspots in your area for cops and whatnot.)