11-year-old wins $20,000 for Anti-Texting App

Oct 11, 2012 Posted by in Distracted Driving

For 11-year-old Victoria Walker, a dog’s bark is one of the most annoying noises.  Her family has three large dogs, and Victoria says that when they bark she immediately wants to stop what she’s doing. With this idea in mind, Victoria entered AT&T’s anti-distracted driving contest in September – and won.

AT&T invited programmers to create a mobile app to discourage distracted driving as part of its “Texting & Driving…It Can Wait” campaign.  Victoria contacted an interactive designer and pitched her dog-barking idea.

Working together, the two developed “Rode Dog”- an app that allows users to see when others are texting while driving and to send them an annoying barking sound until they stop.  AT&T liked the idea so much, it awarded Victoria and her partner $20,000.

The two plan to use the money to further develop the app, and they plan to launch it on iPhone and Android devices soon.

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