Spotlight: Iris lets you walk the street and use apps without bumping into human and non-human objects

Spotlight: Iris lets you walk the street and use apps without bumping into human and non-human objects
Bumping into people on the street while staring down your smartphone's screen is a mishap as old as mobile phones themselves. Mobile technology has advanced unfathomably since cellphones first shrank to fit our hands and pockets, but there's still little one can do to remedy such accidents, save for keeping their eyes peeled. Yeah, that's common sense, but as tabloid headlines prove every day, common sense is not so common after all! 

Anyway, here's something else one can consider - an app by the name of Iris. What it does is overlaying what your smartphone's camera sees on top of the app you're currently using. Not only you can keep a watchful eye on your surroundings while walking around immersed in your app business, you also get the surrealistically cool benefit of the world literally becoming your Android skin!

Iris supplements this essential concept with some additional features. Camera Barrier lets you choose how much of your screen shows the camera feed. Notification & Widget keeps Iris' settings a single swipe away in your notification area. Pop Out Window and Filters are Pro version-exclusive functionalities that let you switch to a pop-out camera window, or use night, solar, mono and aqua filters to increase visibility in different walking conditions.

Iris is a free download with optional in-app purchases.

Developer: NyomiDownload: Android
Category: LifestylePrice: Free (with in-app purchases)

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10 Comments

1. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Playing while driving

10. waddup121 unregistered

I just said *wow* cuz I already used a Custom ROM that had this feature implemented to do this type of thing...C Rom to be exact!

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If you dont look ahead of you when you walk then i have bad news for you

3. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

See who is going to risk his/her life.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Tried using this app, almost inpaled myself.

5. carlemillward unregistered

Hope the developers succinctly outlined the terms and conditions, especially the part of no liability for any injuries sustained.

6. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

camera delay is still a hugh problem though and then you'll have to be really focus to see what's on the screen and ignore what's around you this app is pretty useless for me

7. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

btw I can't open the camera on my Galaxy S6 edge when Iris is in use

8. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don't most people have the back of their phone pointed downwards though?

9. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

What about keeping your damn eye on the street?

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