Call a .tel while driving?
Wouldn't it be nice if while you were driving you could quickly call that memorable (.tel) website you just saw on the back of a truck or sign on the road without taking your hands off the wheel?
Well, necessity is the mother of invention, and with that in mind, I present to you TEL CALL ME, the beginnings of that dream.
TEL CALL ME is a prototype geo-aware, HTML5 application that shows you how you can literally tell your cell phone to call a local .tel website. Interesting you say? Well the reality is that it is still very much a desktop app, however the potential for widening the impact of DNS dialing is enormous. Voice recognition and contact dialing features are already built in to today's iPhones, Blackberries and other smart phones. Extending IVR to support intelligent, local DNS dialing seems rather simple and the logical next step.
Imagine a day when every telco operator can provide instant web calling to your local taxi company or pizza delivery or your friend. Call a tel domain, call your friend's tel by voice.
With .tel contact data floating around in the DNS, the ability for Apple or RIM or Nokia to enable their smart phone users to call a website, product or service exists today. Just wide-spread use of .tel is the only impediment to awaken this technological solution to hands-free driving.
Fire up TEL CALL ME in Chrome and talk to it. Examine the results and the potential.