You frequently see stories just like this one on the news regarding teens texting while driving. I myself am guilty of it even with knowing the consequences.
I have an absolutely gorgeous 16 year old daughter and when you add that she is an avid BlackBerry user (thank you Sprint for truly unlimited data/SMS) and is about to get her Driver's License, as a parent, I am freaking out. While I can't control everything that she does when out of my sight, I am happy to have found an app that offers me a small peace of mind for those times when she is driving; OTTER for BlackBerry. This is so much more then a simple app that just auto replies to incoming messages. This is an all-in-one mobile texting management application. Keep reading after the jump to see just what this app can do, how it may help you increase your own productivity throughout the day as well as keep you and others safe from the temptation of texting while driving.
- Manual mode with three One Touch Text Response buttons
- Auto Reply with timer options
- GPS Mode (Text alerts & phone ringer silenced / bluetooth friendly)
- Parental Control Feature (password / GPS)
- Five preloaded response groups (add, delete, or edit to customize)
- $3.99 with no recurring fees
OTTER will become an integral part of the texting culture by increasing productivity in the workplace. A timer auto-reply function manages incoming texts during specific times such as a daily commute, a doctor's rounds or an important weekly meeting. Even in manual mode users can respond to an incoming text in a fraction of a second, allowing them to focus on the task at hand while giving them the peace of mind that their incoming texts have been addressed.
For the city dweller who only wants to manage texts without the need for the GPS safety feature, we offer you OTTERurban for $1.99. OTTERurban offers the full functionality of One-Touch-Text-Response and Auto-reply, but does not include the GPS safety features that silence text and incoming ring tone alerts while driving.
OTTER enables parents to control the texting habits of their teenage drivers with the first of its kind GPS / Parental Control Feature. Parents can enter a password and know that while their teen's phone is in a moving vehicle, OTTER will silence all primary text notifications and auto-reply with an anti texting and driving message (ccustomize your own message or use the standard). All phone ring tones are also silenced while driving unless you have a bluetooth device enabled.
With OTTER, you can quickly let your friends know that you'll get back to them in those situations when you don't have the time or inclination to write a full text reply. Groups of fully editable text responses can be saved and quickly retrieved. Create a group of text responses for each friend, family or even co-workers.