The folks over at lifehacker know all the right ways to streamline your life with handy tips and downloads. Now DriveSafe.ly 2.0 joins that list. For the full story and a special treat for lifehacker readers follow the link to the full review. Be sure to leave a comment or drop us a line elsewhere, such as our facebook page.
Android/Blackberry; There are apps that read your email or SMS while you’re driving (and DIY solutions), and apps that can send messages with your voice. DriveSafe.ly combines and automates the two for total voice-controlled messaging, and Lifehacker readers can try it out.
The wait is finally over. You can now respond by voice to incoming txt messages with DriveSafe.ly 2.0 Pro for BlackBerry and Android devices. DriveSafe.ly 2.0 will read all of your incoming messages aloud in real time and the Pro version will allow you to respond by voice. You can Get DriveSafe.ly Pro Here. After hearing an incoming message, you can say “Respond” then dictate a message, and even review the message before sending – All completely hands-free. There are other voice commands like “Call-Back”, which calls back the sender, “Repeat Message”, which re-reads the last message, “Cancel”, etc.
TechCrunch wrote a great article about DriveSafe.ly. Make sure you read the article carefully. There is a special Pro code in there that will work through the month of October, 2010. Also make sure you have the latest version of DriveSafe.ly because the code will not work in older versions.
With the latest version of our hit app finally available to the public the reviews have started to come in. Dozens of users have already voiced their opinion, including The Berry Fix.
Their overall impressions?
“DriveSafe.ly is an excellent app that does just what it advertises. DriveSafe reads your messages and lets you respond with great accuracy. It even picked up well on my Southern accent, which is often a problem for voice recognition software. I love DriveSafe.ly and will continue using it anytime I am behind the wheel. DriveSafe.ly is the best application to avoid texting while driving that is available for BlackBerry. We at TheBerryFix.com encourage all our readers to use safe driving practices and turning off your phone or using an app like DriveSafe.ly are the best ways to go while driving.” – Berry Fix (Full Review)
Check back here for more reviews from the community or voice your own opinion on our Facebook page.
As promised DriveSafe.ly 2.0 and all its exciting features were on display at this years CTIA in San Francisco. Heath Ahrens was there to show off our iSpeech tech as well as our flagship application DriveSafe.ly
Today, check out an interview with Heath Ahrens conducted by our friends at bNetTV
Check back here all week for more videos and updates showcasing all of our big reveals at CTIA and more.
Leading distracted driving app creator opens award-winning text to speech and voice recognition APIs to mobile developers.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 7, 2010
iSpeech®, creator of the DriveSafe.ly™, and Caller ID Reader™ mobile apps announces the launch of DriveSafe.ly™ 2.0, reading text (SMS) and email messages aloud and allowing voice response, hands free. iSpeech’s award-winning anti-distracted driving app, DriveSafe.ly™, first launched one year ago. Since then, the first of its kind application has been used by over 6 million people and has read over one-quarter-billion messages to users. With DriveSafe.ly™ 2.0, iSpeech® hopes to reduce the danger created by texting while driving by allowing people to send and receive txt messages (SMS) and emails entirely by voice.
The DriveSafe.ly™ 2.0 technology provides a smooth user experience with human-sounding text to speech (TTS) and human quality automated speech recognition (ASR). Once activated, it is possible to communicate by sending and receiving messages without touching the phone. Once an incoming txt message is read aloud, the user can choose to replay the message, speak a response back to the sender or even call back the sender. DriveSafe.ly™ 2.0 is available for BlackBerry on BlackBerry App World™ with version 2.0 for Android and iPhone coming soon.
After a year out in the wild DriveSafe.ly has converted over a quarter-billion text messages. That’s right, a quarter-billion potential texting while driving incidents were avoided in just one year! We’re just as busy this year as we were last, a new version of the app and plenty of exciting new features many you’ve craved yourselves on our facebook page, which by the way is almost a half-million strong.
Also, dont’ forget to keep an eye out for us at Blackberry DevCon and CTIA. Drop by our booths we’d love to show you the app in person.
Stay tuned right here for the latest developments and keep voicing your opinions.
The DriveSafe.ly UI has recently been updated with a new look. Check it out! We have gotten some great feedback on the change as many users have commented. In addition to the UI update, we have also released our new Bluetooth activation feature (automatically turns the app on/off when you open/close your Bluetooth).
Since its consumer launch 7 months ago, DriveSafe.lyTM has officially read over 100,000,000 text and email messages to drivers free of charge– helping to keep their eyes on the road. To date, over 4 million people have used the app, making DriveSafe.lyTM the leader in software solutions aimed to stop texting while driving.
Now DriveSafe.lyTMis available as a powerful Enterprise solution aimed at combating distracted driving for fleets, mobile workforces, mobile sales forces and other businesses seeking to institute safe driving policies. The Enterprise edition is feature-rich and includes full message encryption, policy management, easy device swapping and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server (BES) deployment. All of these added features come with what’s already standard of DriveSafe.lyTM and the unbeatable voice quality no one can match. If any business is seeking to maintain productivity while instituting safe driving policies, DriveSafe.ly is the only choice.
While we all wait for the highly anticipated Version 2.0 of DriveSafe.ly, V1.12 has already hit the web! As many users will notice V1.12 features GREATLY enhanced compatibility with Bluetooth and other hands free devices. As always the update is completely free so make sure you head to www.DriveSafe.ly for more details on how to get the latest build!
To get the program straight from your mobile device you can use the links below: