Text while you walk with Road SMS app


Many apps are badly made and utterly pointless. However, one has come along which looks genuinely brilliant and insultingly simple in concept and use.

The Samsung App Store has this ace thing called Road SMS, which is an Android app allowed you to see where you're going while walking around sending a text. Basically, it uses your camera and lets you peer through the display, ensuring that you won't walk into a lamp post or, more importantly, dawdle so much that you make the person behind you want to kill you dead.

For the time being, it looks like an exclusive for Samsung (and comes pre-installed in the Galaxy S i9000) but it won't be long before it is spread across all the Android markets or, maybe, ripped off by someone else. What a devilishly good idea!



  • Joff
  • Joris B.
    You are like so behind the times!! http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/email-n-walk-as-seen-on-the-bbc/id313095174?mt=8
  • Daniel Z.
    Road SMS... Maybe I can drive while I text now too!
  • rappy
    the way i text all i could see is my willy
  • simon1
    Samsung? Who are they? Please go back to what you know.
  • Amanda H.
    I would like to see an app just like this for sex.... but with a hot crumpet super-imposed onto the screen. number 2, make it so.
  • Nobby
    Pointless. Surely there is an app to do what you are about to do, so you don't need to do it.
  • The B.
    Wow, next thing you know they'll be creating augmented reality apps. They have already, oh? Layar is wonderful if somewhat gimicky.
  • Klingelton
    "It doesn't matter that i crashed my car while texting officer, i have ROAD SMS". Somehow I imagine this to be inadmissable as evidence to exhonerate you from prosecution should you run over a child!
  • Amanda H.
    Its amazing what people get prosecuted for these day. "Running over children", check.
  • mizzle
    BW are a bunch of Samsung fanboys. How about giving some coverage to other manufacturers? Apple's iPhone for example
  • PokeHerPete
    Pfft, running over children is still illegal in 17 countries. Welcome to Nazi Britain!
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  • Meh
    It's out for the iPhone but the keyboard isn't semi-transparent like this. Whoever originally thought of this is a genius.
  • Andrew R.
    Not a Samsung Exclusive... has been out a while now for other platforms.
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