11-Year-Old Girl Designs App To Stop Drivers From Texting [Video]

11-Year-Old Girl Designs App To Stop Drivers From Texting [Video]

Rode Dog was created during AT&T's hackathon event by a young student.

Yi Chen
  • 24 september 2012

11-year-old Victoria Walker has come up with a clever mobile app that discourages people from texting while driving. The app called ‘Rode Dog’ received the help from David Grau, the creative director and designer at the interactive agency WLDG.

Rode Dog allows users to invite friends and family members into groups referred to as ‘packs’ and the GPS coordinate of each member is shared at all times. Once the app detects that a user is driving and texting at the same time, an alert would be sent to the other members. Others in the same pack can send ‘barking’ sounds to the driver to remind him/her to stop texting.

The app was created as part of AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ hackathon and has already received $20,000 in funding to help develop the app further.

Check out the video below to see how the app works:

It Can Wait



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