July 26, 2010 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Sofia, Bulgaria - Cramzy today is pleased to introduce Type2Walk 1.1, their type and walk app for the iPhone. Holding the iPhone in either portrait or landscape orientation, the app simultaneously activates the device's video camera view and iOS keyboard below it. Users may text or email, and the typed characters appear superimposed over the camera's forward view on the display, which shows where they are walking. Owners of the iPhone 4 may also activate the built-in video light to illuminate their path as they walk and type.
SMS (Short Message Service), also known as text messaging, on mobile devices is the most widely used data application in the world, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. Currently, there are 1.4 billion email users with about 250 billion emails per day. With these statistics in mind, it comes as no surprise that the modern, multi-tasking, mobile phone user may be seen all over the world sending a text or email and walking at the same time. With the growth of this phenomenon, new apps began appearing to help make this attention dividing task safer.
As a group they are known as the "type and walk" apps, and they use the multi-functionality of the modern smartphone to accommodate the emerging habits of the modern multi-tasker. These apps allow the user to use both the phone's video camera and its touchscreen text input capabilities, simultaneously. The user holds up the phone in front of them and they can see the view ahead well enough to navigate a crowded city street. Maintaining the proper camera view, they can use the touchscreen keyboard to type while they continue walking.
* Walk and type app updated and refined for iOS 4 (iOS 3.x support also available)
* SMS (text), email, facebook, twitter or copy - from within the app itself
* Functions in landscape or portrait orientation
* Bright, LED video light may be activated for additional illumination while walking
* Alphanumeric characters are superimposed over the video display while typing
* Walk and type more safely using Type2Walk
* Use this app with caution - do not cross the street while typing
Type2Walk 1.1 provides all these features and more. For owners of the iPhone 3G or 3Gs they can type and walk while bright white alphanumeric characters appear superimposed over the video seen on the display. Conveniently, the app works in the typically used portrait mode, but also in the landscape mode, which offers much better peripheral vision and safety while walking. iPhone 4 owners have the added benefits of the high resolution Retina display, fast app switching, and the bright, dedicated video light for texters/walkers for whom darkness is no barrier to communicating on the go.
"We studied the other type and walk apps out there before we developed Type2Walk," stated Co-Owner Iliya Yordanov. "With its integrated texting, emailing, and copying capabilities, dedicated video light, ergonomic design, landscape mode operation, and Retina display compatibility, we think we have met our design goals."
* iPhone 3G, 3Gs or 4
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Type2Walk 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD or equivalent in other currencies) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria, Cramzy is a privately held company founded in 2009 by Iliya Yordanov and Maria Yordanova. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Cramzy is devoted to creating useful, well-made solutions with ease-of-use, user experience and simplicity with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Cramzy's long-term ambitions to the Mac platform include development for Mac OS X for development tools and business software. Copyright (C) 2010 Cramzy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.