TransparenTXT for Windows Phone gives you a good view of what's in front of you while texting

TransparenTXT for Windows Phone gives you a good view of what's in front of you while texting
In our ever-advancing technological world, we’re always trying to combat disastrous things like distracted driving, but for pedestrians, they’re probably trying to safely traverse the jungles of the sidewalk instead.

Well, there’s one nifty app for Windows Phone called TransparenTXT, which literally does what it’s named after. Of course, walking and texting can be a concoction for disaster, especially when your attention is placed on your phone as opposed to the things in front of you. However, with TransparenTXT, it uses the phone’s rear camera to show you on-screen what’s in front of you while texting away.

Needless to say, the best thing to do is to simply stop in your tracks and type your message before walking. However, the app is available if you want to take the risk in typing while talking. Naturally, there is a free trial available for the app, which limits you to one message length with up to 40 characters. To get the full offering though, you’ll need to dish out $3.11 (£1.99) to buy it. Check out the video below to see what it's all about.

source: LinkNode via WMPoweruser

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22 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Wonder why phonearena doesn't write a article about a similar app for bada ? There has been a similar app to this for bada for a long time.

2. mattkindmalta

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Cos its WP7 , a platform that is worth writing and talking about !!

3. deather

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Hey Peter.....dude I awalys see u speak abt Bada..!! strangley I havent heared much abt this operating system.!! though its seem to be a good one too...!! what r u ?? a bada programmer ? Ur passion for Bada is off-the-charts..>!! woow

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Yes, Peter is a developer for Bada. But he has also posted really good things about both Symbian and MeeGo. He also had a bad experience with W7 on a Samsung Omnia. WP just isn't his thing, and Bada is. Except for his distaste for Windows, he is pretty level headed about his postings on both Android and iOS. Kinda respect him for that.

9. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Thank you for your nice words : )

19. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

You still can get very annoying. Hence the rating on most of your comments.

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Peter i see you telling about apps when reviewed for android or wp7 that this already existing in bada. Why can't you suggest them for PA to review them? does this make sense?

22. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I have suggested to PA to review them, but they have not : (

21. AMora unregistered

It's true thank you

4. Sury_020 unregistered

Good App....Common Peter 24/7 u r taking about Bada.Any way good to know that WP7 has some nice apps.

6. passer-by unregistered

Obviously, Peter here is on the paybill @ samsung's as forum 'marketeer' :P on topic: I picture me using this cycling, I occasionaly get in awkward positions when cycling and dual-thumb-wielding my hardwere qwerty texting ;)

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I do not mess with my phone while driving. Ever. However, in the truth be told department, I have walked into many a person, place or thing because I am reading or responding to a text while walking without even realizing I am doing it. Almost fell down a flight of stairs in a Hospital complex once. Would have looked like an idiot in front of dozens of people AND about killed myself. And since the Doctors and Nurses would have been laughing really hard, I may not even have gotten help right away. 3.99? Well worth it!! :-)

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I like this app. Nice idea. I dont text that much but for those that do this is nice. I just thought about a safer way: Blue tooth earpiece and voice texting or just voice texting. The voice recognition has to be outstanding tho. Voice texting might not be too good for sexting tho...lol

11. humboldt1 unregistered

I just went to marketplace after reading this and no such app available,so is it not in America or just not out yet?

12. linknode

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Hi - the marketplace search is a bit sluggish at the moment - were you searching from the Zune desktop or your "Mango" phone? You can follow the direct download link here:http://linknode.co.uk/TransparenTXT/

13. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Why does bada always have to be brought up? Nobody cares about bada peter we don't mention windows on android post and ios post, why do you keep mentioning bada on stories about windows phone?

14. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

BRINGGG TOOO ANDROIDDDDD please!

16. joe@Kenya unregistered

it's bada has had this app for quite a while now, though it was never mentioned.

17. elsw unregistered

This is on android it's called walk and text. And its pointless

18. cr8tive007

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

yeah, maybe this will stop dumbf_cks from walking into fountains in the mall

20. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

LMAOOO but it was HILARIOUS!

23. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Yawn....

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