Type n Walk: An app that makes your phone screen 'transparent' so you can text while walking
For just 69p, iPhone users can avoid even more of the real world and see everything through their phone
An app has been released that allows people to text while walking - without having to look up from their screens.
Type n Walk, developed by California-based company CGactive LLC, calls itself a "smarter, safer way to type while walking". It's only available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at present, but for the small price of $1.15 (69p), it could become a popular luxury for regular London commuters absorbed with their busy schedules.
Using the camera on the back of the iPhone, the app gives you a glimpse of the pavement ahead in the background of the message you're typing - providing a "transparent viewport" so that even the most involved people won't have to switch their focus while walking.
"This combined with your peripheral vision is just enough visual information to help you avoid obstacles - like walking face-first into a tree," says the blurb on the app's website.
As well as the general iPhone messaging service, the app's features also extends to the likes of Facebook and Twitter, as well as any other app that allows you to copy and paste text.
However, it has received a mixed reaction from reviews on the iTunes App Store, with some users noting a delay between opening a text and getting the 'transparent window' to boot up, perhaps undermining the efficiency of the app.
Life & Style blogs
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 4 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£26000 - £33000 per annum + benefits and bonus: Ashdown Group: PHP Developer (...
£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Junior Software Developer is ...
£28000 per annum: Ashdown Group: PHP Web Developer - PHP MySQL JQuery HTML CSS...
£250 per day: Langley James : Network Engineer, NHS, CCNA, CCNP, West London £...