New App Aims to Keep Drunken College Students Safe and Sensible

Jim Liebelt | Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University | Monday, October 5, 2015

New App Aims to Keep Drunken College Students Safe and Sensible

*The following is excerpted from an online article from Springwise.

A new app, Drunk Mode, is aimed at college kids and contains numerous features that are meant to keep users both safe and sensible when intoxicated.

First and foremost, the app offers a drunk dial blocker that hides select phone contacts for 12 hours, preventing inappropriate inebriated calls to ex-girlfriends. Next there is ‘Find My Drunk’ — this uses GPS to helps users locate drunken pals and ‘Find a Ride’, which can source a taxi home or offer walking direction to friends’ locations. Finally, for the morning after, ‘Breadcrumbs’ create a map of the user’s movements using passive GPS data, and lets users retrace their steps — whether to find a lost item, for peace of mind or simply to laugh at the ridiculously long route they took from party one to party two.

Drunk Mode will soon be integrating a number of extra safety features from Fabriq — a paid safety service that helps people prevent and respond to emergencies. These include a panic button that will text alerts to loved ones if the user finds themselves in a dangerous situation, and the ability to share the profile of a missing person with everyone in the network in a five mile radius.

Drunk Mode already has approximately 750,000 downloads to date.

Source: Springwise