Coordinating schedules for groups has always been challenging. With so many meetings to attend, the calendar can fill up rather quickly. Finding an open time slot that other attendees share often presents a logistical nightmare. Up until now, only the elite among business people had access to a personal assistant to solve this puzzle and organize everything. Kono’s AI scheduling app makes it possible for all of us to have our very own assistant right on our mobile device.
Scheduling can be a pain
Let’s say you want to schedule a meeting with a group of people that might be strewn around the city as they go from one appointment to the next. Normally, this would require repeated back and forth exchanges taking days or even weeks before the right compromise of time and place is identified. This delay, wastes precious time, particularly if the meeting is needed for an urgent matter. Even if time isn’t a pressing issue, like just getting a group of friends together for dinner, waiting for the planets to align before everyone can meet up could mean that you might not see them for a long time.
There are also times when it’s not really a matter of getting people together, but getting yourself somewhere on time. For example, if you had to schedule a number of appointments all in the same day, you might take some time to make sure they were all arranged in a way to minimize the chances of you being late. In other words, you would order them so that you aren’t going back and forth needlessly, particularly during rush hour, and that the locations were reasonably close together given the time between them. Then it happens. You get a call to meet with someone, and you have to fit it into your masterpiece schedule on the fly. With no time to prepare the logistics, distances and timing often get misjudged and throw your carefully laid plans to waste as a result.
Some people are so busy spinning multiple plates, like in a bootstrapped startup, that they virtually don’t have the time to schedule anything. Instead, they fly by the seat of their pants, running from one meeting to another and putting out fires along the way.
Whether one or all of these situations have applied to you, there’s always one thing you always wish you had when you’re in the weeds, a personal assistant. Someone who could do all the coordinating and schedule matching, as well as picking just the right locations, so you aren’t driving around the city all day.
Kono can be your new AI personal assistant
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to hire a personal assistant. Thanks to Kono, everyone will soon be able to have something even better. An assistant that never needs to sleep, eat or make money.
Kono uses AI to integrates with common calendars like iCal and Google Calendar. It picks up all upcoming events and syncs them on each user’s list. It also integrates with popular platforms like Yelp and Google Maps to profile possible locations.
Just create an event and select who you want to invite. Kono then checks through their schedules and selects a time that is most convenient for everyone. It also uses everyone’s location to find a venue that makes sense for the group. When it has finished its number crunching, Kono messages you with suggestions to pick from.
Kono is even able to learn from your patterns and behaviors. This is extremely helpful for repetitive events. Let’s say you have a weekly meeting with your team that’s always in the same place or time. The app uses geolocation to track your behaviors, like when you leave, how long you take on the road and when you arrive. After a while, Kono can begin to deduce when you need to leave to make it to your meeting on time and send you reminders, so you don’t run late.
If you’re running behind in your schedule, Kono can start evaluating traffic conditions along possible routes to the next meeting and offer you faster route suggestions. If it still doesn’t look like you’ll make it on time, the app will send a notification to the person you’re going to meet that you’re running late and how long you’ll be delayed.
Kono’s designers call their app “the world’s best virtual assistant.” With an impressive array of features and integration into third-party systems, Kono is certainly a frontrunner to make a big impact in the marketplace. Kono is available for both the iOS and Android platforms and can be downloaded for free in either the iTunes App Store or Google Play, respectively.