Walking and Texting

You know how we always wonder, what app will come next? What will these companies create now? Well here it is.

“Apple is following app makers like Text n Walk in patenting tech that should give you a better view of the world around you.”

Everyone reading this knows that they have been texting and walking and probably tripped, bumped into a person, or a pole, etc. etc. Even though we are all on our phones way too much, this new patent could really become super popular and valuable to iPhone users.

Apparently, with this piece of tech, “the device’s user continuously can be aware of the environment beyond the device’s display” this “giving on-the-go texting addicts a better view of their surroundings as they mash away on their iPhones.” Of course it seems a little strange. Do we really need to text and walk? Probably not. We could probably put our phones away for the 5 minute walk to class. However, that probably wont happen, so until then, this is being created!

The transparency of this would also be able to be turned on and off, which could make it even better than it would’ve normally been by just staying on at all times.

My only question would be is how this would be created or how effective it would actually be. Just because we would be able to see more, we would still be looking down at our phones, and therefore, still not paying attention. Only time will tell, but I’ll be excited for if and when this comes out!


3 comments on “Walking and Texting

  1. Wow, this is really cool! However, I would think that this app would use a lot of battery power – just like how the camera on our phones uses significant battery power when used for long periods of time.

  2. This is pretty awesome but I also agree that it would probably eat up a lot of battery power. I’m guilty of walking and texting and sometimes not paying attention to my surroundings, but at the same time I think it’s almost sad, that we are so glued to our phones that an app like this could exist.

  3. My iphone will charge all night and die before my school day is done…and I’m barely on my phone during class if at all. So I wonder how much battery power this would use up, besides that I think it’s a good idea. However, this is just another thing to make people text even more than they already do.

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