Thursday, June 25, 2009

Breast Cancer 3-Day: Quick Tip for iPhone and iPod Touch Users {+video}

I went walking last night after Tyler and I got home from the park. When I left the house, I wasn't really thinking about the time or how long it would be before it would get dark outside. I decided to go for a straight, easy walk at the beach rather walk the hills around my house.

Halfway through I tuned in to the fact that it was going to be dark before I got back to my car. Almost the whole way back had sidewalk access and streetlights, but the last leg did not. Naturally I'd not thought to bring my LED light.


My workout clothes were light gray with white striping and my shoes have reflective striping but I was still a little concerned about cars being able to see me. At one point I noticed someone walking toward me. I couldn't see them, but they were on their cell and the glow from the keyboard caught my attention. That's when I remembered the free Flashlight app I downloaded a few months ago for my iPod Touch (watch the video for a short demo).



I used the app for the last half mile. Sure, I had to hold my iPod in my hand but it was a minor and temporary inconvenience. The Flashlight app is no substitute for proper
reflective gear and safety lights, but it came through in a pinch and definitely made me feel better.


Help me reach my goal for the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day!

3 comments :

  1. I wish the idiot walking the shoulder of Pomerado Rd. at 11:30 the other night in dark clothing would have had your common sense.

    My husband, son and I all yelled, "Whoa" as we came upon him.

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  2. I just downloaded that app =o) I love the pretty strobe lights

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  3. Just remember, No Cell phone usage or headphones while on the 3 Day - My pet peeve as a Route Safety Captain...

    But a great innovative way to prevent accidents - I am impressed!!!

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