TextLimit.com is designed to save lives by limiting distractions while driving. Using this app in conjunction with the TextLimit.com website gives you the ability to use the Alert Notifications built into the iPhone to display Alert messages when the phone is moving above a user-selected speed. Also, you can check the traffic delays in your area while using the app.
You (the administrator) determine the minimum speed at which you want the user-configured Alert Notifications to appear. When the phone exceeds the speed you set, Alert Notifications will appear.
Once the phone falls below your selected speed the Alerts will cease. You may always make a 911 call or use the Traffic Information even when the Notifications are being presented.
You may also select a "top speed" which will cause the administrator to receive an email should the phone exceed a selected “top speed.”
The TextLimit app provides the ability to geo-locate the enrolled phone on a map anytime there is a GPS signal and an Internet connection. The user must agree to allow the app to utilize the location of the device.
Since the app uses the internal GPS, the user may see some decreased battery life between charges.
TextLimit will work anywhere in the world where there is a GPS signal and the user has an Internet connection.
"TextLimit will track the user's GPS location,Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life".
Update for IOS 8
Ratings and Reviews
I can't get past the first screen. I'm using an updated 5s. Deleted app.
Doesn't work well
I installed this app on my iphone, and tested it. It was hard to setup. When I was driving it would constantly ding and a banner would appear, but i was still able to send texts. Also if I powered my phone down and powered up again, the app stopped working and had to be activated again. What teen wouldn't try that. Also if you delete the app a teen could text while driving and maybe be able to reinstall before he got home and most parents would not be the wiser.
Great app and easy to use + 1 idea
This is a great app, I am trying to encouraging the rest of my friends and family to use it as well. What I would like to see though is an option that can be turned in and off, that when turned on while driving would send an automatic text message reply to any incoming texts and would say something like "The person you are trying to reach currently has text limit engaged on their phone while driving. Please be safe and do not text and drive." Or something sort of message like that, that would automatically send.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.