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Published May 24, 2012, 07:01 PM

Thursday App of the Week: Transparency Application

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Walking and texting at the same time can be easier said than done, but it doesn't have to be. We all remember the video of a woman texting and walking in a shopping mall. She didn't look where she was going and fell into a fountain. There's now an app for that too.

Walking and texting at the same time can be easier said than done, but it doesn't have to be. We all remember the video of a woman texting and walking in a shopping mall. She didn't look where she was going and fell into a fountain. There's now an app for that too.

WHOA! Well, that could have been bad. I've been known to be a pretty bad multitasker. Simple coordination was never my strong suit, but with this Transparency Application, I can see everything that's in front of me while I use the phone.

From texting to navigation, you can use your phone in any capacity while what's ahead is displayed simultaneously. The program uses the camera on your phone. You can adjust the transparency by simply sliding this dial.

The application is free and available on the Android market. Similar programs are also available for Apple products, but this isn't going to help you while in your car. Still, expect a hefty fine if you get caught texting and driving.

A growing number of towns and cities are making texting and walking illegal.

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