I have talked quite often lately about the importance of mobile safety. As more and more people get smartphones, the risk of accidents from usage becomes more relevant. We are all on the go and it is very common to take business calls and more while driving. As long as you use a Bluetooth earpiece this should be ok. But admit it… all of us do not handle multitasking well. And it is just safer to skip some calls. And you certainly should not text while driving.
If you saw my Family Safety video with AT&T, you heard me talk about apps like the FamilyMap app, which lets you keep track of your family and make sure that they are safe. Other providers have similar apps. What you may not know is that the backbone of many of these apps is by Safely.
And now Safely is promoting the app that is probably needed most of all these days, the Safely Go app. Safely Go keeps your eyes on the road, and your hands on the steering wheel by handling your calls and text messages while you drive.
The app is customizable, but by default gives you access to the following features:
- Allows only calls and texts only from your 3 “VIP Contacts” (like your family or boss)
- Tells all other callers that you are on the road and driving safely, through automatic text replies
- Enables calls through your Bluetooth or other hands-free device
- Gives you access only to your top 3 “Driving Apps” (like maps, navigation, or music)
Settings allow you to choose your VIP callers, choose which apps you want access to while driving, customize your auto-reply message, and enable hands-free mode.
When the app is enabled, you gain access only to the Safely Go screen and the chosen apps and contacts. There is also a button to make an Emergency Call which automatically populates your phone screen with 911, and a button to exit the app.
Of course you have to be good and turn the app on when you get in the car. However, I think with practice this won't be much of a problem. You can also check with your carrier to see which apps created by Safely might just do this for you. Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon all have apps available that will get the job done. And as previously mentioned they are backed by Safely. So, you cannot go wrong downloading Safely Go.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Safely. All opinions are my own.