It’s safe to say that texting is a big deal these days. Considering Blackberry users are always on the go and getting things done, it makes sense to perfect the art of texting and walking at the same time. Unfortunately, when you text and walk, you can’t always pay attention to what’s in front of you. It is extremely awkward when you’re traveling through urban areas on foot and texting. Bumping into people, or objects for that matter, is no fun at all.
That’s where TextNGo for Blackberry comes in handy. It utilizes the device camera to show you what’s ahead while also allowing you complete texting capabilities. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s real I promise, and here’s how it works.
Basically, it splits the screen of your Blackberry 10 in half. The top half is reserved for the camera app while the bottom half is occupied by the Blackberry keyboard. While you are typing out your text, you can still see exactly where you are going. It’s a pretty brilliant idea if you ask me.
The words that you are typing are displayed at the top of the screen, right over the top of the camera view. This allows you to watch where you’re walking and monitor your typing simultaneously.
When you’re ready to type out a message, you just load the TextNGo app, do your thing, and then select the share icon. It will then ask you which service you’d like to use the content in. After selecting the service, the content will automatically be entered in the appropriate place. In the case of text messages, when selecting the share icon, the text you typed will automatically be entered into the message area. The next step is just choosing a recipient for the message and hitting send.
One additional feature, that also happens to be extremely amusing is that you can use the flash at night time so you can see where you’re going in the dark. I’m not quite sure it’s a good idea to walk down a sidewalk blinding people with an active flash, but hey, sometimes you just have to do what you gotta’ do right?
Sure, this isn’t an app for everyone and some folks will find it silly that anyone would try to text and walk in the first place. For those of you that do, however, you might consider checking out TextNGo in Blackberry World. The app only cost a mere $0.99 or £0.75, so if you have the money to spare you might as well get it.
If you do happen to give TextNGo a try be sure to share your experience with the rest of the Blackberry Rocks community, we do have a comments section underneath every post just for that!