Shifu : Your Smart Friend In Your Smartphone

We are proud to share our creation, Shifu with you . You can download it from Play Store . We are excited to invite you to be a part of our journey as we take our first step towards sharing our creation with the world.

Most of you carry smartphones with you all the time. Your phones know your context. They know who you are, where you are, what you are doing. Shifu can take that a step further. Starting today, we hope that with a little help from Shifu, your smartphone will be able to suggest what you can possibly do to make best use of your time.

So What (Who?) is Shifu?

Shifu is an intelligent, context aware To-Do list manager. Shifu tracks your context and when it recognizes that you have a spare moment, it suggests a relevant task. We believe that existing task management tools are inefficient because they require you to adjust your life to the tool rather than the tool fitting in to your life. Shifu is our attempt to change this.

The traditional approach to task management requires you to define tasks like this:

  • Call Sarah to wish her for her birthday at 2:30 PM on the 4th of March
  • Call John at 12:30 PM tomorrow to ask for the money he owes me
  • Buy new T-shirts on the 24th of March

But we all know that real life doesn't work like that. Our days can be unpredictable and we seldom know in advance when we will have free time. Shifu takes a different approach to defining tasks:

With Shifu you can define these tasks as:

  • Call Sarah to wish her for her birthday whenever I have 10 minutes free on the 4th of March
  • Whenever I talk to John next, remind me to ask him for my money
  • Remind me to buy T-shirts the next time I visit the shopping mall

Simple-to-use and more effective than snoozing or rescheduling that task the next time a reminder goes off. Give it a try. It's like having a smart friend in your phone, who knows you, understands your priorities, helps you get more effective and yet, always stays in the background. Shifu is magical! We love talking about Shifu, but as they say, a picture is worth thousand words and by extension a video is worth a million pictures. So to explain the promise and potential of Shifu, we created this little video. Do take a look

Shifu : Introduction from Signals on Vimeo.

We spent much of last year working on Shifu. It was a lot of hard work, but it was fun. In addition to lots of coffee and Redbull, our Team was fueled by the desire to create something which delights our users and assists them in making their day a little more productive and fun. Do Try Shifu and lets us know how it helped you. We look forward to hearing from you.