Officially launched for iOS and Android devices is the communication platform, MyState. The aim of the app is to avoid ‘phone tag’ between users, allowing them to see when other contacts are currently on a call. Ultimately, users will not waste their time calling someone when they are busy.
When a user has downloaded the app, MyState keeps track of their availability status, automatically displaying it from within the app. If a user is without internet connect, is in a different time zone or currently on a call, an icon will be displayed. The app is also able to detect when a user’s device is on vibrate or silent, or even when the device is being charged and running low on battery.
Another feature of the app is that users are able to post their own status messages, listing them as ‘busy’, ‘free’ or displaying to ‘text me’. There are also privacy options should a user wish to prevent certain contacts from viewing their state.
The app offers a ‘crunch’ button, which notifies users that a user is trying to reach them, when they are on another call. Users are also able to tap buttons to send a text message to a contact as well as send an email.
Zvika Starkman, the CMO of MyState said in a recent statement “MyState is really shifting the way people communicate. The phone has evolved so much since its invention, yet the issue of call coordination has remained. We solved the problem of wasting energy and pent up frustration from playing phone tag, and waiting on busy signals. This is just the first step of where MyState could take its users. Imagine the future possibilities, like coordinating a conference call with the tap of the Crunch button the moment all parties are available!”