HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the successful launch of SAFECELLapp for the iPhone a week ago, today the most comprehensive mobile application solution to avoid distracted driving is available for 98 percent of smart phones using Android OS.
“The problem is not that they are unaware of the dangers of distracted driving. It’s that they can’t resist the temptation once they are on the road”
SAFECELLapp for Android is a mobile application that has been designed to automatically disable phone, email, and messaging functions, push local cell phone laws, alert drivers entering school zones, and pay safe drivers back with cash rewards at their favorite retailers.
“The problem is not that they are unaware of the dangers of distracted driving. It’s that they can’t resist the temptation once they are on the road,” says Scott Taylor, SAFECELLapp co-founder and chief information officer. “Our app takes that temptation away, allowing drivers to make a good choice before they pull out of the driveway,” adds Taylor.
At $11.99 per year, SAFECELLapp’s cost is significantly lower than less functional competitive apps. Users who purchase SAFECELLapp by December 28, 2010 will only pay a one-time fee and will be granted a lifetime license with free upgrades.
SAFECELLapp is the only application that will push current laws in place for users’ locations by using GPS technology and a proprietary database of federal, state, county, and city cell phone usage laws. SAFECELLapp features Continuous Visual AdvisoryTM capability, a function that issues real-time alerts to drivers entering locations with local restrictions on text or cell phone usage.
CASH REWARDS FOR SAFE DRIVING
Unique to distracted driving applications, SAFECELLapp offers cash-equivalent rewards for safe driving behavior. The application activates when the device is traveling at speeds in excess of 5 m.p.h. Using proprietary, web-based tracking and logging mechanisms, SAFECELLapp records trip details including the driver’s phone, email and text usage. These reports, which can be accessed by users, parents, or companies to monitor driving behavior, become the basis for a first-of-its-kind gaming feature that awards points for safe driving that are redeemable for cash rewards at major retailers. Users will accrue 1 point for every 1 mile driven while adhering to all applicable wireless laws in their location(s).
Failure to comply with local laws will cost users reward points, giving individuals, families, and employees yet another motivation to play it safe while behind the wheel. The rewards program includes more than 2,000 different products that users can redeem their SAFECELLapp driving rewards points for including Ecerts, Gift Cards, Charitable Donations, and Merchandise. Retail partners include Apple®, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many more.
“While the reward program with SAFECELLapp will be attractive to everyone, the hope is that it’s a program that finally offers drivers an incentive to refrain from distracted driving behavior. It keeps you safe, legal, and pays you back,” said Tina Pantoja, SAFECELLapp co-founder and president.
With an extensive list of standard features, each version of the application was designed to assist individuals, families, and corporations in correcting the dangerous behavior that has made distracted driving a national epidemic.
SAFECELLapp Unique Features
- Pushes laws based on GPS location
- Alerts Drivers Entering School Zones
- Reporting Capabilities
- Gaming/Rewards Functionality
- Cash Equivalent Reward Redemption
- Continuous Visual Advisory (CVA)™
- Web-based trip tracking (Trip Tracker)™
- National Regulation Repository
- Speed engagement (Android)
- Responds in-transit message (Android)
- Blocks texting (Android)
- Blocks calls (Android)
- GPS Enabled
- Software Enabled
- 911 override
- Voice prompts for cell laws
- Passenger disable function
Cell phone Models
- Apple® iPhone (OS versions 3.0 and higher)
- Blackberry (late Fall, 2010)
SAFECELLapp is now available on the Android Market and iTunes App Store. Activation of the app’s features is $11.99 at www.safecellapp.com with a recurring annual fee for purchases made after December 28, 2010 at the same price.
Future releases of SAFECELLapp include versions for Blackberry available later this year. For more information and to sign up for SAFECELLapp please visit www.safecellapp.com.
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