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How To Use Your SmartPhones Safely While Walking.

In case you might be wondering how you can use your Smartphones Safely while walking – wonder no more!

We have heard time and time again (especially by our Parents) how we shouldn’t use our Smartphones while walking. I mean it has become a thing of reference everywhere – and various Memes/Gifs have been created out of it: example is the one below:
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However, some of us can’t help but stay glued to our smartphones either while commuting or hanging out with friends – we always fall back to our smartphones every couple of minutes – like a behavior coded into our genes that we just can’t ignore, but the truth is, while we are continuously staring at our phones we can’t see what’s coming ahead and what we might step on.
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So how can we avoid being the girl in the GIF image: Meet the Iris App for Android – The App that wants to be your eyes while you are busy on the phone:
How does it work?
The app will simply turn on your back camera and show you the live feed on your screen while you are working on any app.
So follow me on the Iris Journey as I Install it and show you the nitty gritty!

INSTALLING THE IRIS APP:

The Iris app is available on the Google play store – Click here to download – It is only 3.2mb in size. The app does require access to your camera and offers in-app purchases.
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When you launch Iris for the first time, you would get a 50% screen opacity that would allow you see anything through your back camera – You can adjust the opacity to suit your taste.
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Below, there’s a line that says Camera Barrier which allows you control the area of the screen that will show the camera feed. Simply drag it up or down depending on your personal choice and click on the option Enable Iris. After Enabling,  you should see an action button that allows you adjust the opacity if the previous setting isn’t okay for you, simply click on it and drag the opacity bar however you want it. You can also enable your flashlight for places that are really dark
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.. and that is all you need to  make sure you don’t walk into trouble while using your smartphones. However, there are some few points to note from the developer of the app, which include:

Important Notes:
• NEVER use Iris to text or use apps while driving. It is stupid, dangerous, and unlawful.
• ALWAYS look both ways before crossing the street. Iris has very limited peripheral vision – you will not see objects coming from your sides.
• DO NOT wear headphones if using Iris while walking in the street. Iris limits your peripheral vision, which is why it is good to have other senses available. (LMAO at that)

VERDICT

As always, I like trying other similar apps before making my final verdict, for example, I tried transparent screen app but it was laden with popups and it seemed quite slow. In my opinion, Iris is the best I have seen and the cool part about it is that it works on any app – either you want to play games or you just want to chat.
So try it out and let me know your thoughts 🙂

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18 comments on “How To Use Your SmartPhones Safely While Walking.

  1. Kelvin says:

    Damn! I need this app! Downloading it right away!

  2. vjsmiles says:

    Lol.. Why do you need such an app Kelvin? You a walking zombie? 🙂

    1. Kelvin says:

      Lol. I’m a phone addict 😀

      1. Sir Stevoe says:

        This is beyond addiction my brother

  3. Kay says:

    You are still rocking the innjoo fire?! 🙂

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      I use it for experiments :p

  4. @PHcity_traffic says:

    Nice on Mizz Techny

  5. Sir Stevoe says:

    Nice job miss Techy. For me I wouldn’t need such an app. It baffles me to know that some people even play games on their phones while walking! 😮

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Lol trust me you’d be shocked when you hear some people watch movies while walking

  6. Sir Stevoe says:

    Damn! Now that’s shocking! The height of phone addiction. I’m sure that can’t happen over here, with all the blaring of horns and traffic… some people tho

  7. alpha says:

    Watch movies while walking???

  8. vjsmiles says:

    That picture does not prove it is Nigeria does it? 🙁 🙂

    1. Titi says:

      She didn’t say it is a Nigerian thing, did she?

      1. Sir Stevoe says:

        LOL… She didn’t… Or I can’t find where she said it was

  9. Sir Stevoe says:

    LOL. That people may actually watch movies, while walking, whether Nigerian or not proves that a certain degree of phone addiction can be a terrible and serious mental disease! Too bad

  10. SweetSusie says:

    My god my sis would need this app, she is constantly walking and typing

  11. Sir Stevoe says:

    Really? Don’t you think she might be needing some help… Apart from these apps! Wow!

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