Fully Speech-Powered TXT and Email Messaging Offered in iSpeech’s DriveSafe.ly 2.0
iSpeech, creator of the DriveSafe.ly free mobile application aimed to stop distracted driving, today announced several new features, including fully automated text message and email response by voice. The new features will be rolled out throughout 2010, with additional enhancements to existing BlackBerry® and Android® OS versions to be released first.
“People want to stay connected while driving, and we’re giving them a way to do it more responsibly,” says iSpeech CEO Heath Ahrens, “Reducing the number of people looking at phones instead of the road is always a good thing.”
The app is currently reading millions of text (SMS) and email messages aloud every week to drivers around the world – helping to keep their eyes on the road. To date, nearly 2 million people have used the app.
When enabled, DriveSafe.ly runs in the background without draining the battery until a new text or email message arrives. Without any action from the user, the message is read aloud. With 2.0, the user will then be prompted for a voice command which allows for voice response, auto-response, repeat message or call back.