Free service works with a phone call
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 10 /CNW/ -- reQall (http://www.reqall.com)
today announced the launch of a free service which will help people across
Canada remember better. In the run-up to the holidays, the pressure to
remember all those little things is greater than ever. From trying to be
better organized, to getting things done early, to taking memory pills ...
there are many 'foolproof' solutions. Finally there is, and it's free, and
it's available to anybody who owns even the most basic mobile phone. reQall is
a new service which allows people to record voice notes, reminders or even
short conversations, and then be automatically reminded of them, search for
them and recall them weeks, months or even years later.
Here's how it works: simply dial a toll-free number, leave yourself a
voice message such as: "buy a holiday present for my wife before 5pm on
Tuesday." You can then access this message at any time as: a voice mail, an
email, a text Message, an event automatically added to your calendar, or on a
searchable web page. There's nothing to install and no technology to think
Among reQall's advisors is Rao Machiraju, previously Apple Computer's
Principal Scientist: "The simplicity of reQall belies the complexity of the
problem it is solving. reQall help us remember those things that really
matter, by simply making a phone call."
reQall helps you remember all the big and little things in your life.
Simply speak your ideas and to-do lists and reQall does the rest. For example,
if you save a task for a particular date, reQall will remind you about it on
the day, in whatever way you prefer. reQall is designed to work with your
phone and your computer and to fit into your lifestyle, so that you don't have
to forget any more. reQall is available to you via:
Phone: Simply call toll-free on 1-888-9-REQALL and record and recall
things you want to remember.
Text: reQall will send you a text message at just the right time.
Email: reQall will email you daily summaries and reminders.
Web: Because reQall converts what you say to text, you can read and edit
your notes, see what you need to remember, search for a particular item or see
an overview of your activity in a calendar.
Calendar: reQall will automatically create entries in your Google
calendar, Yahoo calendar, Apple iCal, Outlook 2007, or any calendar that
supports the iCal standard.
iPhone: reQall is optimized for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Simply,
open the web browser and login -- now the iPhone has its own task manager!
Live feeds: reQall will deliver your personal RSS feed straight to your
"It's easy to lose the thread of your conversation when you're busy,
distracted or overwhelmed; this is especially true in the holiday season.
Rather than bombard people with more technology and make their lives more
stressful, reQall uses the simplest and most intuitive way to help you
remember -- your voice," says Sunil Vemuri, reQall's co-founder and Chief
Despite its seeming simplicity, reQall is based on Vemuri's research from
the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) into
individual memory and "memory prosthesis". reQall deploys speech recognition
software to transcribe audio data into text and then uses advanced search and
retrieval tools to find a specific conversation or piece of information. The
retrieval criteria can be anything from words or phrases to a date range.
reQall is a venture-funded technology international company with
operations across the US and India. reQall develops compelling and easy-to-use
tools to help people remember. reQall's technology is designed and provided
through partnerships with the world's largest mobile carriers, VoIP service
providers, and wireless telephone manufacturers. The company's international
management team has senior experience at international companies including:
Apple, IBM, Oracle, Sybase, and France Telecom.
Behind reQall are some of the most respected individuals from the worlds
of science, technology and business. These include:
-- N. Rao Machiraju: Apple Computer's Principal Scientist for over ten
-- Professor Peter Cochrane: BT's retired Chief Technologist;
-- Gordon Bell: Microsoft's principal researcher in Silicon Valley;
-- Edward de Bono: the person who introduced the phrase 'lateral thinking'
into our vocabulary and, in many ways, could be the best-known
For further information:
For further information: Andrea Heuer of Consort Partners,
+1-415-641-4063, firstname.lastname@example.org, for reQall Web Site: