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.
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)
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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.
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.
Thanks to your support, we won the About.com’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best BlackBerry App!
Below is a word direct from About and a link to other category winners and runners up. We couldn’t have done it without you.
“This is another application I haven’t yet had a chance to try, but I look forward to testing it out. DriveSafe.ly is a free application that offers a safer way to use your BlackBerry smartphone while driving: It reads text messages and e-mails out loud to you, and lets you respond by voice, without ever touching the phone. DriveSafe.ly earned the 2010 About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best BlackBerry app with 77 percent of the vote, easily besting all of its competition, which included AOL’s Instant Messenger, Vlingo, and more.” >> More