You don’t have to drink to love this app called DRUNK MODE.
It’s another way to make sure people who drink do not drive or get into trouble
I spoke to founder, Joshua Anton who originally created it for a funny reason
Joshua says, “I originally created it to prevent students from drunk calling their friends.”
You do that by setting your phone to DRUNK MODE any time you’ll be out drinking or with drinkers much like you set it to Airplane Mode when you’re on a plane.
A feature called FIND MY DRUNK keeps track of friends and keeps them safe.
BREADCRUMBS tracks your night to retrace your steps the next day (Lost Keys? Wallet?).
FIND A RIDE lets users easily find an Uber.
HOTSPOTS– See where the party’s at in real time.
SAFEMODE– Add trusted contacts to watch over you on your way home, call for assistance with a BlueLight button, or easily dial 911.
Rahul Bajaj is the Business Development Lead for the App.
RAHUL, HOW DID YOU MEET JOSHUA?
I met Joshua at a business club meeting at college. He told me about the app. When he presented the idea it was really interesting how this app can help people. I don’t drink but many of my friends do and I thought it could help them stay off the road. So I joined the team to help promote it because I really believe in the product.
[photo of team: Rahul Bajaj, Joshua Anton on far left]
WHERE CAN PEOPLE GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DRUNKMODE?
We have a website. www.drunkmode.org or they can find us on Twitter @DrunkModeApp.
WHERE CAN MEDIA CONTACT JOSHUA ABOUT THE DRUNKMODE APP?
Of course, not drinking at all is safest. But even those that drink socially could use this.
Stay safe. Stay healthy! Download the app. 1.2M users already installed it. ~Maria
MARIA DORFNER is a medical/health journalist and TV producer. She helped launch CNBC in 1989 after beginning with an executive internship at NBC News in 1983. As senior producer of medical programming at CNBC, she developed original health programs including “Healthcare Consumers,” “Healthcare Practitioners,” “Healthy Living” and “Lifestyles and Longevity.” She founded NewsMD Communications, LLC an award-winning production company specializing in original health content, health PR and cutting-edge stories. She has worked as medical and special projects producer for NBC Miami, screenwriter/producer/director for Discovery Health for the documentary series, “21st Century Medicine”. She helped create and launch The Cleveland Clinic News Service and was an on-site Senior Media Advisor for them. Most recently, she produced the pilot “Healthy Within” for NBC Network. A partial list of her awards include a Medical Reporting Scholarship from the American Medical Association, a Media Recognition Award from the American Heart Association and Freddie Award for Excellence in Medical Reporting. She serves on the advisory board of Super Body/Super Brain and is the author of 3 books. She is the founder of Healthy Within Network (HWN). This is her blog.
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