In an age where cell phones rule, people are constantly distracted by their favorite gadgets. Whether they’re talking on it, texting, or playing Angry Birds, people lose themselves in their phone. This can help put them into danger, without even realizing it. There are laws in many states preventing you from using many of the features while driving, but what about while walking? Well now Android owners have access to an app that might help keep them out of harm’s way, while on the phone.
WalkSafe is an app that uses your phones rear camera to detect what’s going on around you. If an object is seen to be coming at you at a speed over 30mph, you’ll be notified with a vibration or a loud sound. Of course, this won’t help you if your camera isn’t pointed right at the car coming at you. While I commend the creators of this app, I don’t think it’s going to help much. If you’re distracted enough to jaywalk without even looking (like the example in the video below), you’re still going to get hit. What if that car was coming from the other direction? Just remember to be aware of your surroundings when you’re on the phone, and you’ll be alright.