Transparent Screen app for Android is out, bumping into cute girls suddenly becomes lame
The idea is to, of course, avoid tripping, crashing into lamp posts, or falling off a cliff while using your smartphone, unless it's bumping into a cute girl on purpose to make conversation. "Oh, so sorry, my Transparent Screen app force closed!" is as good a convo kickstarter as any when it comes to first contact.
There are apps that do the same while typing text messages, for example, like Walk and Text, but Transparent Screen takes things to a whole new level, and works everywhere, without the requirement that your phone be rooted, for example. The downsides are that some users report lagginess, especially on weaker devices.
You can try and set lower camera stream res to avoid that, and also decrease the transparency ratio. For Transparent Screen to start with an app of your choosing, or to stop when the screen goes off, you'd have to go PRO for a buck.
source: TransparentScreen (Android Market)
1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Now drivers that are using a phone may say i did not violate anything cause my eyes are still on the road cause my phone is using transparent screen app... XD
but still this is a a great application... safe too...
2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
This will use a lot of battery, you know?
13. the_s2 (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Tested, and the phone heated up a lot, battery went from full charge to 50% in an hour.
3. Galen20K (Posts: 528; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Pretty cool but yea, too ahead of its time. Hardware should catch up soon.
4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the hardware is there. I think they were talking about single core crapdragons and below lagging. Id be surprised if an Sgs2 or anything with an OMAP lagged much.
5. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
I don't find this application useful in real world
6. Astreo (Posts: 101; Member since: 05 May 2011)
not useful? in some states it is illegal to text while driving, now you eyes dont leave the road and makes it that much safer.
9. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Please do not drive if this is a good idea to you...
10. Astreo (Posts: 101; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Please dont drive if you cant do something as simple as text and drive yourself. im just saying this lessens some of the danger because your eyes arent completely off the road.
11. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Is that seriously going to be your argument when you get pulled over for texting? "My eyes didn't leave the road."?
No. The focus of the driver isn't on the road in the first place, they won't notice what's on the road regardless.
The best available solution right now is to wait until you get to a stop and do what you have to do. Anything else isn't going to work well.
12. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Thank you p0rkguy for having logic. Astreo, using an app like this to justify an illegal action such as texting and driving, one that can kill yourself and others, is just silly. Like p0rkguy said, the only surefire way to stop from having accidents due to texting and driving, is abstinence. Or um, well, yeah..
14. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 469; Member since: 07 May 2012)
now thats a neat app for people who gets caught up in their SMARTphones!!