See-Fi helps you to share your BlackBerry® smartphone calendar with designated contacts (customers, business affiliates, partners, family, friends etc.) You can instantly lookup schedule availability of multiple people across businesses, make appointments, and coordinate schedules in real-time without back and forth emails/calls, and without forcing anyone to upload calendar to any server. By leveraging the ubiquity of text messaging, See-Fi enables direct phone-to-phone calendar sharing among designated contacts even if they are not connected to a common server and even if they have different mobile phones.
See-Fi is a ‘pure’ peer-to-peer app and it does not connect to any server nor upload any data to any website. Data generated by See-Fi is stored locally on the phone. See-Fi helps users to share their mobile phone calendar with people whom they care the most - family, friends, customers, colleagues, business affiliates and so on.
All participating contacts should have See-Fi installed on their phones. As long as See-Fi is installed on your contacts’ phone, even if they are using non-Blackberry smartphones, you and your contacts can share mobile phone calendar with each other. Whenever you add a contact with whom you would like to share your mobile phone calendar, See-Fi automatically detects whether the designated contact has See-Fi installed on his/her phone. Your contact will receive an invitation text message to install See-Fi on his/her phone.
NOTE: Please be aware that by using See-Fi you will be exposing your BlackBerry® calendar to your designated contacts and you will be giving them permission to access and update your BlackBerry® calendar. See-Fi sends and receives text messages. Standard text messaging charges apply. In some instances carrier restrictions might apply. Please check with your carrier.
See-Fi is a Java application and is compatible with the following Blackberry smartphones with Blackberry Device Software version 4.5 and higher:
For a list of smartphones or smartphone platforms compatible with See-Fi, please visit our website at http://www.mseer.com/support.html
NOTE: The appearance of screen shots shown in this document may differ from your BlackBerry® smartphone.
The following sections will help you to setup and start using See-Fi on your BlackBerry® smartphone.
Figure 1 – See-Fi Home
See-Fi helps to mutually share your mobile calendar with designated contacts. These ‘designated contacts’ are your See-Fi Peers with whom you will be mutually sharing your mobile phone calendar. See-Fi Peers is similar to ‘Buddy Lists’ in Instant Messaging applications. This section describes the steps involved to create a See-Fi Peer.
Figure 2 – My See-Fi Peers
Figure 3 – New See-Fi Peer
Figure 4 – My See-Fi Peers with an Unconfirmed Peer
Figure 5 – My See-Fi Peers with a Confirmed Peer
NOTE: If See-Fi is not installed on your Peer’s phone, the Peer status will remain ‘Unconfirmed’. You can ask your contact to install See-Fi. You can resend the invitation from ‘My See-Fi Peers’ screen. Select ‘Invite Now’ from the menu for resending the invitation.
Using See-Fi you can simultaneously check schedules of multiple See-Fi Peers. You will get a visual of when they are open and you can decide to meet them based on their schedules. You cannot check schedules of ‘unconfirmed’ peers. When you check schedules of See-Fi Peers, you can check for their availability in any given time frame on a particular date. For privacy reasons, you cannot access any other schedule details.
1. On ‘See-Fi Home’, scroll to ‘Check Schedules’ and select ‘Open’ from the menu. ‘Schedule Check’ screen is displayed as following:
Figure 6 – Schedule Lookup
2. Select a date, select ‘Time Frame’ and under ‘Select See-Fi Peers’ select the people whose schedule you would like to check. You can select multiple peers at a time. Select ‘Check’ from the menu. If applicable, select ‘Yes’ to message prompt(s) for sending text messages. ‘Schedule Results’ page is displayed with your schedule availability information at the top and waiting for peers’ schedule information to arrive:
Figure 7 – ‘Waiting’ for schedule lookup results to arrive
3. Within a short time (typically in less than a minute depending upon your network), you will get the results from your peers. ‘Schedule Results’ screen will be refreshed as following:
Figure 8 – Schedule Results
The table is shown in half hour blocks. For example, if a peer is available at 10:00, then it will be displayed as ‘A’ in the cell corresponding to that peer. Otherwise, a red block is displayed in the cell to indicate non-availability.
Using See-Fi you can schedule meetings with See-Fi Peers.
Figure 9 – Schedule Meeting
Activity Log maintains a history of all outgoing and incoming requests to See-Fi on your phone. This is similar to mobile phone Call Log. For outgoing requests you can see the type of request (check schedule or meeting request) and a brief description. For incoming requests you can see the sender's name and a brief description.
Figure 10 – Activity Log
Figure 11 – Activity Log Details
NOTE: In this instance ‘Meeting Details’ are displayed.
The phone vibrates whenever a See-Fi Peer schedules meetings with others and whenever a See-Fi Peer does a schedule search.
These vibration settings can be modified from ‘Settings’ menu. On ‘See-Fi Home’ screen, scroll down to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Open’ from the menu. Settings screen is displayed as following:
Figure 12 – Settings Screen
Figure 13 – Edit Settings
Figure 14 – Settings screen with vibration ‘Off’
You can control access to your mobile phone calendar by blocking calendar access to a See-Fi Peer. A ‘Blocked’ See-Fi Peer cannot access your mobile phone calendar. Whenever a blocked Peer sends a schedule check request, the application automatically sends 'Busy' for the requested time frame. A ‘Blocked’ See-Fi Peer will not know that you have blocked them from accessing your calendar. A ‘Blocked’ See-Fi Peer cannot schedule meetings in your mobile phone calendar. However, all such requests will be logged in the ‘Activity Log’. If you have blocked any See-Fi Peers, we encourage you to frequently visit the ‘Activity Log’ and ‘Log Details’, so that you do not miss important meetings/events sent by ‘Blocked’ See-Fi Peers.
Figure 15 – My See-Fi Peers with a Blocked Peer
You can edit See-Fi Peer info from Edit See-Fi Peer screen. When you are on the edit screen, you can edit the name and the security status. You cannot edit the mobile phone number of a See-Fi Peer. If you have incorrectly entered the mobile number, delete the See-Fi Peer and create a new entry.
Figure 16 – Edit See-Fi Peer
When you delete a ‘confirmed’ See-Fi Peer, it will be deleted on your phone and a delete request will be sent to your See-Fi Peer. Since See-Fi enables mutual sharing of mobile phone calendar, whenever you delete a See-Fi Peer, the application sends a delete request to your Peer’s phone and your information on your Peer’s phone will be deleted as well. All delete requests are logged in ‘Activity Log’.
When you delete an ‘unconfirmed’ See-Fi Peer it will be deleted on your phone. No delete requests will be sent to the See-Fi Peer.
To uninstall See-Fi follow these steps:
If See-Fi is running in the background, a warning is displayed: “Warning: Unable to remove See-Fi. Some applications must be closed first.” If applicable, select ‘Continue’ to close See-Fi automatically and continue the uninstall process. If you encounter any issues, shut down your phone and uninstall after turning the phone on.
When you are running See-Fi, you can access application Help from most of the screens. Wherever applicable, select ‘Help’ from the menu to view context-sensitive help. This will be your primary source of information that you can access at any time. If you need more details, please visit our online support at http://www.mSeer.com/support.html where you can find other support resources. If the problem/issue still exists, please email us at support@mSeer.com with all the details such as the description of the problem, device model, network/carrier that you were using when the problem occurred, and any other related information.