Thrutu on the Slopes
Slow as it was to arrive, winter is finally here, and snow aficionados of every sort – from snowboarders to apres-skiiers – are dreaming about weekend mountain trips to escape the hustle and bustle of the work week. Even so, it can be stressful trying to get everyone on a ski vacation to agree about when to meet at the base of the mountain, what ski lift to ride next, where to grab lunch, and so on – it all has the makings of a communications nightmare.
Remember when the solution was to carry around a bulky radio or set of walkie-talkies? Thankfully, those days are gone, and most ski resorts have excellent wireless connectivity so your smartphone (and favorite apps) work unfettered. Thrutu takes mobile-equipped skiing one step further and makes communicating with friends and family on a ski trip easier than ever before, thanks to real-time interaction and geo-location services. Whether you call to hash out the details or simply open an SMS-inspired Thrutu Interactive session, here are a few ways you can start using the Thrutu app on your next trip to the mountains:
- Share your Location to show your ski buddy what side of the mountain you’re on.
- Snap a Photo of the whole gang atop the mountain and share it with folks back home.
- Meet a snow bunny at the lodge? Get her digits from a friend via the Contacts button.
- Share the (hopefully) snowy weather report with your jealous friends back home with the Wish you were here? button – and then hop on a phone call to apologize.
Most people first fell in love with Thrutu for its phone call enhancement, but Thrutu Interactive allows you to use any of the Thrutu buttons and even send free text messages when outside of a phone call too! Best of all, it’s especially well suited for active mountain environments. If you’re not free to pick up a phone call while speeding down the slopes, Thrutu Interactive makes it easy to exchange info on a more relaxed schedule.
To make using your phone while skiing even easier, check out these slick touchscreen gloves technology blog Mashable collected that allow you to interact with a smartphone screen without subjecting your fingers to frigid temps.
Before your friends and family head off to the mountains this winter, make sure everyone has downloaded the Thrutu app! Let us know how you and your friends use Thrutu on the slopes this season by finding us on Twitter or Facebook.
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