Twist – On My Way
By Twist and Shout, Inc.
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Let your friends, family and business associates know what time you'll arrive by sending them a twist! Request someone's arrival time if they're coming to you! Organize a pickup for other people!
Making a twist is now easier than ever! Just select your destination, pick the people you want notified, and press the create button! If you change your mind, don't worry, just cancel it! They won't be notified until you move about 300 feet from where you were when you made the twist!
Great for business meetings, coming home to your spouse, picking up your kids, or deliveries!
Shed your anxiety about being late! Meeting at 3pm but running late? Twist will let your friend know that she has a few extra minutes to grab coffee or clean up.
Traffic delays or accidents along the way? Twist will send your recipients an updated arrival time! No need for stressful texting and driving!
What people are saying:
● "Twist is a very easy-to-use app with an incredibly relevant purpose." – Wired
● "Twist is a clever app […] It’s a really cool app for keeping people up to date on your whereabouts distraction-free.” – Mashable
● “Ever been late for a meeting? Now, finally, there is an app for that." – Inc
● "Twist uses its own homebrew algorithm to create an estimated wait time [...] doing away with the need to send harried text messages if you get stuck in even more traffic." – TechCrunch
Request a twist from someone! If someone is coming to meet you, use the "Request a Twist" feature! After selecting your destination and recipients, hit the "Send Request" button. Your recipients will then be sent a notification requesting them to twist you!
Schedule a twist in advance! You can set up a twist for a future meeting so that you don't need to remember twisting someone when you leave for that meeting. Once you schedule a twist for a future meeting, your recipients will be sent a request to join the meeting!
Make shortcuts for your favorite twists! If you find that you twist the same person and destination regularly, you can add this twist to your favorites. That way, when you embark on your journey you can create the twist faster instead of having to enter in all the information again!
Create a repeating twist! You can tap the circular arrow next to your shortcut to set up when and how often the twist will repeat throughout the week.
Twists are totally private! The twist keeps track of your location only when you start the twist, and it stops monitoring you a few minutes after you arrive. Only your recipients will be alerted about your progress. But if you want, you can post your twist to Twitter or Facebook!
When creating a twist, if you press the "Request ETA" button then your recipients will get a message right away which will ask them to join your Twist journey. You'll be notified when they join. Then when they move about 300 feet from where they were when they joined, everyone included in the twist will be notified of their arrival time! You'll be able to see everyone on the same map!
Change your mode of transportation! Options include car, public transportation, walking or biking!
Modify your settings! For every twist you can turn off the departure or arrival notifications. You can also turn off the "share location" feature, so your recipient will only get your arrival time and your destination location.
Save battery life! Generally, apps that have your GPS location running in the background will significantly decrease cell phone battery life. Twist has developed its own GPS and cell tower data algorithms to minimize battery drain!
Twist offers additional features! Sync your calendar, chat with recipients, set up turn by turn directions and more!
Currently available in the US, CA, UK and AU.
What's New in Version 1.6
New feature: Repeating twists! Take any shortcut and make it automatically start at the time and day of your choosing.
Fixed a crash that occurs when you try to reinvite a friend to join Twist.
Changed My Rating
Updated: Feb 2014:
This app has clearly been abandoned. The developer never responded to emails.
Problems have gotten worse, what was 5 stars is now 2 maybe. To bad, had such promise….
It is rare I allow an app to have access to my contacts or location unless it really makes sense.. this is one of those rare times, plus I can turn it off in privacy unless I want to use this app. This app is AWESOME…for example several of us went to see a movie the other night. Instead of 6 people trying to make phone calls back and forth we all just used twist to sync up and let each other know when we would be there. LOVE IT! Plus we can let each other know we are on our way home each day from work without having to take a chance on interrupting a last meeting or making that one extra phone call each day.. Great Job Guys.. One note though.. the “custom label” tab seems to get stuck and you can’t use it, not anywhere near a deal breaker, hopefully you get this fixed soon!
App Has Apparently Been Fixed Now
Update : The app is now functioning properly again and their support has stated that the issue has been fixed.
My wife and I use this app daily to let each other know when we will be arriving. It's been a great app that we've valued. However for about a week or more the app itself would not bring up the push notification, instead our phones would get a text message. I saw one of the previous reviewers state that the developers were out of business. There was nothing about this on their web site and they still maintain a Twitter account. So I sent an email to their support as well as posting to their Twitter address about the issue. I did not get a response but today all of a sudden we got the proper push notifications through the app itself.
I hope this means the app will continue to work and be supported.
No more "5 minutes away"
Twist takes the stress out of being late, encourages others to be on time, and prevents unsafe texting while driving. Wish everyone used it!
Being late makes me anxious. I want to make the other person feel better. Hence the "I'm 5 mins away" text, even when it's going to be way more. Twist let's your date know you're on your way and that you might be late so they can plan accordingly. It's polite while being rude!
Also, I hate waiting on late folks. And bring told "I'm 5 mins away" and having them show up 15 minutes later is annoying. Twist let's me know they'll be late, so I don't rush.
Lastly, texting while driving is crazy scary. Twist lets me be polite - keeping my friends posted - and safe.