San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011
App Junkies today is introducing BamBam, a free new smartphone application that keeps drivers safe on the road by automatically replying to incoming text messages. BamBam is the first 100% handsfree text message response application, turning on or off when the driver enters the car. Its benefits also apply to a wide range of settings where replying to text messages may be inconvenient or impossible – from meetings to travel to deadlines. Most importantly, without the pressure to reply on the spot, drivers can get to their destinations safely, just in time for the traffic-heavy long weekends this summer.
Isaiah King created BamBam during his senior year at Point Loma Nazarene University, after his friend was gravely injured in a car accident because he was sending a text message while driving. “If BamBam can help reduce or eliminate distractions for drivers, then roads will be a lot safer for everyone. That was my objective in creating this mobile app,” King said.
BamBam is compatible with BlackBerry and Android phones. Please visit http://www.BamBamApp.com to learn more or to download the free application.
At a time when the perils of texting and driving are more evident than ever – one study showed that drivers are 23 times more likely to crash if operating a cell phone behind the wheel, and the practice is outlawed in 30 states – BamBam is putting mobile phone users back in the drivers seat by offering a safe, effective and easy solution.
Activated by the touch of a button, screen tap or Bluetooth, BamBam sends an automatic, pre-programmed response to incoming text messages. The app features several canned responses including, “I’m driving now. I’ll answer your text when I get to my destination. Thanks for your message.” Users can also created customized responses for different recipients. The time before the response is sent is also customizable, giving users total control – without having to lift a finger while driving.
While several smartphone applications aim to reduce the prevalence of texting while driving, BamBam is the simplest to use. Unlike talk-to-text applications, BamBam is completely automatic, and unlike text message blocking applications, BamBam keeps communication streams open. BamBam is available for free for Android or Blackberry, and there are no recurring charges. As a result, BamBam delivers the most effective and affordable handsfree text message communication tool on the mobile phone application market.
“BamBam takes the pressure off and lets people answer when they are the time and inclination,” King said. “It’s like having voicemail for your text messages.”
10 REASONS TO USE BAMBAM
· It could save your life
· It is free forever
· It’s simple and intuitive to use
· Operation is fully automated, fully handsfree, fully customizable
· You’ll feel less pressure to answer texts
· You’ll focus more easily on the task in front of you
· You’ll be more courteous: never leave people waiting or wondering
· Incoming texts get immediate attention, without interrupting you
· You can customize messages for any situation
· Any time you’d use voicemail or an email autoresponder
ABOUT ISAIAH KING
A native of San Diego, Isaiah King is a communications major at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is an award-winning debater and public speaker. He has worked in the cellular industry for seven years, as a sales specialist for Cingular and as a training and sales manager with Mobile Systems. For interviews, he can be reached at (619) 717-7175.
ABOUT APPJUNKIES (http://www.appjunkies.com)
AppJunkies is a San Diego-based mobile application development company founded in 2010 by King and Jay Elajou.