Turning up to a meeting unprepared can be a big mistake, but who really enjoys meeting preparation? No one, that’s who. But iPhone app Lowdown can take care of the hard work for you, saving you valuable time and energy.
Using artificial intelligence, Lowdown tells you where your meeting is, how long it’ll take to get there, and who you’ll be meeting. It even finds and presents useful information on those individuals, including their professional profiles and connections, and recent correspondence you’ve shared with them.
If you’re an organized individual, you’ll probably spend some time before each meeting working out how you’ll get there, how much travel time you’ll need, and learning more about the people you’re going to meet.
If you’re unorganized like me, you’ll jump in a cab when your phone tells you a meeting is coming up in your schedule and then worry about everything else on the way there.
No matter which bracket you fall into, Lowdown can be hugely beneficial. It acts as a kind of personal assistant, briefing you on everything you need to know before each appointment well in advance. And because it’s constantly up to date, Lowdown can even report changing circumstances.
Open Lowdown before your next meeting, then, and you’ll find directions on how to get there, including useful information on how long that journey will take — plus profiles for the people you’ll be meeting with their most recent tweets, LinkedIn updates, shared connections, and any recent correspondence you’ve had with them.
Lowdown is instant, and it connects to any calendar service, including Google and Outlook. It’s also intelligent, providing you only with the information you need to save you valuable time. And thanks to Lowdown’s adoption of narrow AI technology, it’s incredibly powerful.
“Lowdown is the perfect illustration of how narrow AI will change business processes and improve working life,” CEO David Senior told Cult of Mac. The technology will “save huge amounts of time that up until now has involved human involvement, and at the same time find information that it was not previously possible to extract.”
Lowdown isn’t just for professionals, either; you can also use it to plan meetings and social gatherings outside of work. In fact, in addition to traditional transport options, Lowdown will even provide the best routes for those who choose to travel by skateboard.
Lowdown is available worldwide, and free for the first 30 days… for most people. Cult of Mac readers, however, can get it free for the first three months. You can then subscribe for $6.99 a month or $74.99 a year if you wish to continue using the service.
Source: App Store.