I was heading east on I-40 on a two day drive to meet up with my mother’s family for a big reunion in North Carolina. Something we do every three years at Thanksgiving.
We had just crossed in to Tennessee and I noticed the speedometer was stuck at 65. It was broken. Just what I needed on a long drive in holiday traffic. I need to make good time, but I really didn’t want to meet any of the friendly officers from the states I was traveling through. We stopped for dinner and I was complaining about the broken speedometer and my wife said, ” I bet there is an app for that!”
I checked out the app store while I was eating my Arby’s sandwich and sure enough there were several apps for that. I download a free one and headed back out on the road.
Amazing, now I had my iPhone perched up on the dash board as a new dash board speedometer. It seems like it was pretty accurate, based on the traffic around me. Later in the trip it seemed the speedometer in the car returned to normal and the iPhone app was right on.
Who would have though that my mobile phone could double as a speedometer. Who would have though my wife would have thought of checking for apps on our iPhone before I did. Who would have though that my iPhone could solve about every problem I have (ok not really, but it sure seems like it sometimes.)
What problem has your iPhone solved for you that just amazes you?