iPhone App Lets You See What’s in front of You While You Text

How many times have you been walking and texting down your street and you hit your chin against the tow hitch of a truck? I’ve done that once, and ever since I’ve learned to at least look up after every word. Every time  I text, and walk I’m thinking to my self how much I wish my phone was see through so I could see what’s behind it.

I’ve seen a couple of prototypes made out of glass, but they are expensive and years before they are complete, but luckily, there is an app available for the iPhone on iTunes that costs .99 cents! The app uses your phone’s camera to display what’s behind the phone. The images at the bottom give you a demonstration of how this works. Now you can see exactly where you’re walking while you’re typing.

The only problem with the app is that it has to be manually launched every time you want to send a text, which can be a hassle if you’re only going to send one text to a person. If you’re going to be sending multiple text messages to people, this app can really come in handy. Keep in mind that this app is for texting while walking and not texting while driving, I’ve seen several people who text while driving by having the phone above the steering wheel, and while this app may make that a bit safer, it doesn’t mean you should try it.