PingMe Tip: Accomodating Frequent Flyers with Timezones

2007-08-26 20:00:00 -0400


Timezones are a difficult thing, whether you’re traveling or communicating across them. While the jet-lag will always catch up with you, PingMe won’t let you down when you’re crossing timezones and borders.

In the Profile screen you can select your Timezone from a drop-down list. It provides many different timezones to account for the small adjustments to time that are made by various local governments around the world.

Let’s suppose that you are traveling from the East coast of the United States to the West coast. Changing your Timezone to ‘US – Pacific’ will change the display time of your current pings by three hours. They will still be sent at the same time, which is to say that a Ping set for 5pm Eastern time will be sent at 2pm Pacific time. This is great if you don’t want to miss that conference call with your boss at 1pm Eastern time.

But what if you’re not just making a short stay, what if you’re moving? Or maybe you have daily Pings (like “wake up,” which seems to be very popular) that you want to go off at the same time of day in the new time zone? We’ve got you covered.

When you select a new Timezone on the profile screen, a check box appears labeled “Move all pings to this timezone?” If you select this option and save your profile, you’ll find a Ping that was scheduled to be sent at 5pm Eastern time will now be sent at 5pm Pacific time.


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