Why Google Now has amazing potential
A few years ago, I told +Ali Green
about an idea I had; an app that would consistently check the traffic for you and tell you what time you needed to leave the house to make it to work on time. It was a fun idea, but I never did anything with it. Now Google has taken that idea and gone much further.
Check out the screenshot from my phone this afternoon. I had an event that said "Mickey & Mariana: Dentist" on my calendar with the address in the "Where" field. Google kept an eye on it for me, and let me know that I needed to leave in a few minutes to make it on time. I never set up that reminder.
The phone knows where I am, where I need to be, what time it is right now, what time I need to be there, and what the traffic is along the route. It's only logical to take this step, but it's pretty sweet that it's finally here.
For now it's a bit sporadic, as this card doesn't always show up, but as they tighten up the functionality in Google Now this feature (among many others) will be GREAT!