TextNinja is the newest app to help fight distracted driving, but it is not the first to tackle this massive, social problem. The TextNinja solution seems to be doing at least a few things right, but how does it stack up next to some of the other apps for texting and driving?
There are several other solutions emerging on the market, and only some that are comparable to TextNinja. One leading solution, released all the way back in 2011, is AT&T’s DriveMode. It is definitely one of the more popular apps, but popularity does not always equate to effectiveness.
TextNinja aims to give you the tools to stop texting and driving, and make the process easier and more accessible. But it’s hard to solve this problem without understanding the fundamental causes of texting and driving. Beneath the alarming fatality and collision statistics, before the need for legislative measures, and behind all of the national campaigns for awareness against texting while driving is a psychological human element that, for most, is unavoidable.
In November, 2015, we launched a Kickstarter campaign. The goal was to share our solution on how to stop texting and driving with as many people as possible. Why? Because this is an issue that’s going to take more than money, more than a few backers, and more than gimmicks to solve. This campaign was our first step towards solving distracted driving.
Spoiler alert: it’s not just teens. Parents, employees, and just about every type of demographic do their fair share of texting behind the wheel. Even a radio host will admit to it on the air! Watch and learn more of the facts about texting while driving as TextNinja founder Jim Ramirez talks with Scott Kitun from Tomorrow’s Business Today on WGN Radio.
Innovations in software technology have been adding to the convenience of our lives for decades, necessarily so, and there’s really no end in sight. The trends are sending us Back to the Future at increasingly exciting speeds. But how does this relate to an app to stop texting while driving?
In 2014, the average US smartphone user accessed 26 apps for a total of 37 minutes per month, a 63% increase from 2012, and we can clearly see that it doesn’t seem to be a passing fad. We have the opportunity to easily keep improving, refining, and streamlining issues as a society by grabbing on to the latest trending ideas. And as new inconveniences or annoyances arise, we can be sure that as soon as it becomes widespread enough, someone will create an app to improve it. Read more
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