CellSentry creates app to prevent texting while driving

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Updated Jan 17, 2014

CellSentry announced it has created a new mobile app that prevents distracted driving while texting.

The app, developed and launched by Greenhill Enterprises, utilizes GPS and SMS technologies to block the sending and receiving of text messages and certain calls while the phone is moving. The app automatically initiates when movement is detected and will send return messages to any incoming texts indicating that the user is traveling and cannot receive their message.

The technology can be used by fleet managers and or any business with a delivery driver, the company says. If an employee wants to “opt out” of use, they need to get an authorization from the plan sponsor.

Basic packages start at $0.99 per month. Some features of the app include a 911 shortcut for emergencies, a “white list” for special numbers; the user can program up to five numbers to allow through when the app is active. The app is compatible with both iPhone and Android software and provides for customization of the auto reply message.

“Everyone is talking about the dangers of texting and driving, and while the law in most states prohibits it, it’s still occurring. So we decided to do something about it,” said CellSentry Manager Ken Greenhill.

Designed for both individuals as well as families/businesses in two levels of service, the CellSentry app is now available at iTunes, Google Play or at www.cellsentry.net. For a free trial offer of the single enhanced product, go to the website and enter promo code “singleenhanced” when creating an account.