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I. 12 Customizable Apps > 4. No Texting While Driving

Chapter 4. No Texting While Driving

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This chapter walks you through the development of No Texting While Driving, an app that autoresponds to text messages you receive while you’re driving. The app, first created with App Inventor by a beginning computer science student, is similar to a now-mass-produced app developed by State Farm Insurance. It is a prime example of how App Inventor provides access to some of the great features of the Android phone, including SMS text processing, database management, text-to-speech, and the location sensor.

In January 2010, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced the results of a study that found that at least 28 percent of all traffic accidents—close to 1.6 million crashes every year—are caused by drivers using cell phones, and at least 200,000 of those accidents occurred while drivers were texting.[1] As a result, many states have banned drivers from using cell phones altogether.


  

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