TransparenTXT for Windows Phone gives you a good view of what's in front of you while texting
posted by John V. / Sep 21, 2011, 2:29 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 2:30 PM 2
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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
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 2:45 PM 4
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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.
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 2:57 PM 5
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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?
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 4:29 PM 0
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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!! :-)
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 3:01 PM 1
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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
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 3:07 PM 3
I just went to marketplace after reading this and no such app available,so is it not in America or just not out yet?
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 4:52 PM 0
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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/Transpar
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 5:03 PM 1
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yeah, maybe this will stop dumbf_cks from walking into fountains in the mall
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 1:13 AM 1
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