This Pinoy-made app keeps you safe on the road

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 20 2019 03:19 AM

A screenshot of the Croxtec interface, an app that tells us when it's safe to cross the street. Croxtec

A Filipino has created an app that's intended to decrease pedestrian deaths. 

Figures show that these kinds of road accidents are on the rise that perhaps having an app that tells us when it is safe to cross the country's crazy streets is not such a bad idea.  

Croxtec is the brainchild of Debbie Macariola, who has 24 years of automotive industry experience in the US under her belt, and it turns our smartphones into safety devices that warns us of incoming cars. 

How it works is that it designates us pedestrians in zones that signifies our safety status. If we are in an "unsafe zone" for example, the app notifies us to "be alert" of the cars dangerously near us. 

It can notify us through vibrate, a ring tone, or a voice alert. 

This app may prove useful when road visibility is very low, as it can also be used by motorists to warn them of nearby pedestrians. 

The app is available for download in the Google Play Store for free, although it needs Internet data to function. As of the moment, it is only available in the Philippines. 

For more information on the app, visit their website