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    ZoomSafer Launches Public Beta



    Here we have a new application that will make it safer driving while having your BlackBerry at hand. This is great as the app will use GPS to set your status as driving. Offers voice emailing or SMS messaging, along with many other features for the beta thus far. Make sure to read just some of the features this app offers and make sure to watch the video above!

    • Auto speed detection – ZoomSafer detects when you start to drive and automatically activates.
    • Safety Announcements – A recorded message plays when ZoomSafer activates reminding you to drive safely. We’ve pre-recorded several announcements for the Beta, but in phase 2 of the beta you’ll be able to record your own custom announcements as well as choose from several Celebrity Safety Announcements.
    • Auto-Toots – These are messages sent on your behalf to friends, families, and social networks to tell them when you’ve started and stopped driving. These updates can be sent via SMS or E-mail to up to 3 contacts as well as to Facebook or Twitter.
    • Keyboard Locking – Your keypad will be locked when ZoomSafer is activated except for:
      • Soft-key to exit the app when you have stopped driving or if you are a passenger.
      • Dialing 9-1-1

    • Three Priority Contacts – You can enter up to three Priority Contacts who will be able to call and interrupt you while you are driving. Inbound calls from priority contacts will be announced via a generic audio-alert. In phase 2 of the beta you will be able to create custom ZoomRingers for each of your priority contacts.
    • Inbound phone call management – While you are driving, we will suppress ringer/notification of all inbound callers who are not listed as Priority Contacts.
    • Inbound email/text message management – While you are driving, we will suppress all messaging-related inbound alerts.
    • Auto-Responses – While you are driving, if people try and contact you via phone or text – they will receive an auto-response notifying them that you are focused on the road and that you will respond once you’ve reached your destination safely.

    If you are interested in particpating, head to ZoomSafer ad sign up!




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    Nice post....I know this is something that I need. How does it compare to Vlingo?
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    Not sure I like that it keeps an on on your location. It's fine if it detects I'm driving and what not, but I wouldn't want everyone to know exactly where I am...

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    Great for teenagers from what I can tell. I know if my son had a berry I would load this on his phone

    Thanks Stiefler

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    Another way for wifey to catch you at the bar in the afternoon "Where you at" "I'm in a meeting" "what meeting do you have on the east side by the strip clubs" Dam caught again

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    Just to clarify something the app tells your contact that you are driving and are unable to use the phone, the GPS track is used to determine the speed you are at and if you are moving, that way the app will auto start.

    It doesn't share your location
    Been testing this app and I can say is very useful to stay focused on what you're doing (driving)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    Just to clarify something the app tells your contact that you are driving and are unable to use the phone, the GPS track is used to determine the speed you are at and if you are moving, that way the app will auto start.

    It doesn't share your location
    Been testing this app and I can say is very useful to stay focused on what you're doing (driving)
    Yeah that's my only concern is privacy you know...

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    Wirelessly posted (9000 OS 5.0.0.191)

    I know Jhon is mine too, that's why I never used a sharing location app
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    I knew that..... well maybe not but I was just trying to be funny

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    Has anybody else noticed battery life going to crap with this? I have used it one day and my battery was almost dead by the time I got home from work. I know that it uses the GPS constantly, but, man! That is a lot of battery!

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