The Peepel team have introduced some really cool features into Doo Phone such as remote control of some of the advanced smart-phone features.
Doo Phone is designed to be a very simple user interface. For the standard version (1.0), the user is only able to make and receive calls via a simplified menu (more features will be available in future versions). All the advanced features, including menus and settings, are only available to the user by entering a PIN code. This PIN code would normally only be known by the user’s carer so that they alone are responsible for the setup of the phone. Once the Windows smart phone is setup and the Doo Phone software is installed, everything else can be setup and administered via the remote web-based management console.
Some of the Doo Phone handset features that can be administered remotely via the web-based management console include:
- Monitor Doo Phone’s battery life.
- Add, edit and remove contacts.
- Add, change and remove picture/photo and sound file for each contact.
- Change the display order of contacts.
- View the location of the Doo Phone on an interactive map (accuracy determined by Cell Tower or GPS).
- Turn on/off GPS for accurate locating and tracking (GPS is off by default to preserve battery life).
- Enable/disable the phone’s numeric dialler (note that with the number pad disabled, the user can only call their listed contacts).
These features are fantastic for Doo Phone users and are sure to make their lives easier and safer, however they’re not only available to Doo Phone! The Peepel team can implement these and other features into custom applications for any client by use of our Peepel Platform services.
The Peepel Platform is ‘purpose built’ as a base for creating incredible interactive web and mobile applications. With customisable office applications, collaborative utilities, our own mapping engine and much more; the sky is the limit for what can be built upon the Peepel Platform.
The comic below is a hypothetical situation that simply shows how beneficial remote administration and tracking of Doo Phone can be.
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