$20,000 Given to Young Girl For Creating Anti-Texting While Driving App

$20,000 has been given to a young girl by AT&T for creating an anti-texting while driving app.

An 11-year old was awarded the prize money as part of a hackathon last month. She created a concept mobile app that aims to raise awareness for the “It Can Wait” campaign (via iDB)

The app is entitled Rode Dog and allows users to be placed into “packs,” “with members of the pack able to check whether others are texting whilst driving. If they are, remote users can set off an alarm – a dog barking, oddly enough – in order to tell the offending texter to stop.”

In order to get the app put together, Victoria Walker worked with designer David Grau and they hope to make in-app purchases available to give users the option of trying out different alarm sounds. Rode Dog is expected to be made available across the iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.


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