Submitted by Brian H on Sun, 2012-01-08 06:54
For just 99¢, your iPhone4 (Android soon) can give you a blood alcohol check (if administered by a non-wobbly sober person) before you take your electric rocket out on the road: with this app.
"BreathalEyes is intended to give people who have been drinking a reasonable idea of how intoxicated they have become," says the team behind the development. A number of side-by-side comparison tests with a dedicated breathalyzer have been performed by the team. It is claimed that the app has consistently displayed results very close to the more expensive device, although there are numerous disclaimers in place to preempt unwelcome courtroom dramas.
The BreathalEyes app is available now for just US$0.99, and is compatible with iPhone 4 or later. Fans of Google's mobile OS can look forward to an Android version later in the year.
It could be made automatic; an on-board AI sez, "Face the screen camera, please...", then starts only if you're legal.