The Professional’s Guilt-tripper can provide busy professionals with the reminders and motivation to stay connected with the important people in their lives. More than a contact manager, the Professional’s Guilt Tripper focuses on the important emotional needs and family connections that can be neglected when busy professionals are overwhelmed with their professional commitments, maintaining an improved work-life balance.
The approach is to leverage the use of smart phone technology by connected individuals to keep track of their contact activity through their smartphone, text messaging, and e-mail channels. Installed as an application on a smartphone, users simply identify the people in their contact list for whom call and text data should be monitored, the milestone events that should be observed, and the reminder criteria to be applied to each event or person. The application accesses the user's wireless and e-mail accounts and performs the necessary calculations to determine reminder actions based on the established reminder criteria. Reminders come to the user in the form of text messages and emails sent to the user’s primary e-mail account.
External Systems Diagram:
The External Systems Diagram shows the data connections between the application that resides within a smartphone and user’ wireless and e-mail service providers.