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11-year old comes up with an anti-texting while driving app concept, AT&T gives her $20,000

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Sep 2012, 09:12

When you put energy and ideas into a project, rewards are just a matter of time. That's the lesson that 11-year old Victoria Walker learned after creating a concept for an anti-texting while driving app, together with designer David Grau...

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posted on 21 Sep 2012, 13:14

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

11yr old doesn't even drive yet they still give her 20,000$ is their something wrong with that?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 13:44

24. troutsy (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 14:02 1

26. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

how do you guys not get this?

this is a parent/child app. if you're child drives themselves to/from school everyday (or wherever else), you would know exactly what time of day and that they are in fact the ones behind the wheel. you can 'bark' at your child. that simple.

it adds a parent interaction to the text while driving app. if i were a parent i would gladly spend money to have this app on my phone and my teen driver's phone.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:23

31. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)

This is a classic case of Freedom Vs. Safety. Would you risk giving up some freedoms so that a 3rd party can keep you "safe" or should you have the right to decide your own safety and keep your Freedoms to do the things you want and determine your own risks?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:35

32. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Wow, this is a stupid idea. Chalk it up to AT&T for thinking its a great idea and handing this kid a $20k grant.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 00:53

33. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

wow... a great idea by a kid!!! i wonder how will i develop an app that will be the next big thing? the next plants vs zombies and angry birds

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 09:38

37. VooDooMOD (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)

Anti texting device

a prox sensor that works with the phone to
disable txt behind the wheel like a cloud around the driver

Here Make This Call For ME

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