There have been a few stories in the past couple of months about some very clumsy people. Men and women are having trouble walking. No, this is not some plot by Loki to destroy mankind, or the local fraternity spiking the fountain drinks at the local mall. These are able-bodied, intelligent (maybe) , adults who seem to have lost the ability to multi-task. These folks fall into holes, water fountains, and almost run into large, live carnivores while texting on their hand-held devices. Well, to prevent these, and worse situations, developers have created several apps to aid the unwary walker. Check these out from iTunes:
Type n Walk by CGactive LLC, claims to be the smarter way to type while walking. Type n Walk™ displays a transparent viewport of what’s directly in front of you. This combined with your peripheral vision is just enough visual information to help you avoid obstacles. Compose and send SMS (iPhone only), compose and send email, compose a tweet and post it on Twitter, or copy and paste into any other app that accepts text.
WalkNText (Type N Walk + Flashlight) Freely walk and text and see what is going on in front of you, on the road while walking and typing or down stairs. Write text messages or share your message with friends via Twitter, Facebook, SMS or Email. Type n walk or walk and type without fear! Use the flashlight to light the way.
These and other apps are moving faster than “The Avengers” ticket sales. So, rather than face the risk of eating concrete or taking public baths, download quickly!