text-STAR

text-STAR


Text-STAR by Cinqpoint, LLC
Mitigating Distracted Driving

text-STAR helps save lives by providing crucial insight and tools to improve road safety.

**At least one Location Services on your phone must be "On" for greatest value in functionality. GPS use is best.**
**Greater notification options now added.**
** Requires Android 2.2 and up.**
**May require disabling or even removing GO SMS. See note below!

Responsibility through Accountability. Replies to incoming calls and text messages while in motion but, you decide when. Text-STAR doesn't block phone functionality, instead allows your discretion to improve in your phone management while driving and rates your performance via the Safe Texting Accountability Report available to users, parents, and employers.

What is text-STAR?
text-STAR is a groundbreaking road safety advancement in the fight back against Distracted Driving from texting or calls while driving.. text-STAR is arming drivers with valuable insight reflecting a driver’s safe handling of mobile technology. Drivers can now get a text-STAR score reflective of safe driving habits thru distracted driving avoidance.

What is a text-STAR score?
A text-STAR score is the result of the assessment of mobile technology use while driving. This provides a driver specific personalized score.

How does text-STAR work?
Text-STAR helps you avoid distracted driving as your digital personal assistant while scoring you on the use of your phone while in motion. This data is utilized by text-STAR to formulate a driver specific profile and score. The text-STAR Report contains a text-STAR Score with a breakdown of the driver’s performance profile. The result is a new level of insight which drivers can utilize as a measuring stick to improve upon. Once you develop a good score contact your insurance carrier directly (not the agent) and ask if they participate in a text-STAR's Preferred Carrier Network for a possible discount.

Why the need of a text-STAR score?
In order to overcome distracted driving related deaths and injuries taking place on our roads, text-STAR's PLATFORM of CHANGE allows for the opportunity to identify and reduce unacceptable risk for all drivers. Insight provided by text-STAR’s driver specific profile is a major benefit for everyone. Just one safer driver means a safer road for many.

Good text-STAR scores serve as a useful tool in demonstrating to insurance carriers that safe driving without the distraction of mobile technology is possible. This would in turn help curb increasing premiums from the current high cost of claims that result from distracted driving.

Parents of teen drivers can now gain the peace of mind that only comes from knowing! Parents who use text-STAR will gain a priceless opportunity to address and correct distraction driving problems before the unthinkable becomes a reality.

Modes
Auto Engage: The best and mode to use text-STAR is in the automatic mode which auto engages your Personal Texting Assistant upon detecting motion above 10mph.

Manual: You control when text-STAR is on, letting you send auto replies when you're on the move or just need some space.

Passenger: For those times when you're not a driver. Get through the passenger verification process and use your phone as you normally would. Only allowed in motion via verification of being a passenger.


Scheduler
The scheduler allows text-STAR to automatically reply to SMS and MMS messages you receive during those pre-selected times.

NOTE: GO SMS blocks other apps from determining that the user has received a text message, in effect disabling other apps' ability to react to incoming SMS and MMS messages. If you have GO SMS installed and still experience a problem with text-STAR not auto responding, you'll need to un-check the "Disable other message notification" feature of GO SMS (found in Settings, Advanced tab, Receive Settings). You may have to uninstall Go SMS to solve the problem.

Recent changes:
* Home screen indicates Auto=A, Manual=M, or Passenger=P modes
* Compatibility fixes for Android 4.0 and above
* Bug fixes
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* New version now limits notifications and provides for greater notification options.

* Users can now select the minimum time between auto responses to the same texter or caller within a single auto-response session
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3.5
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About text-STAR
Text-STAR by Cinqpoint, LLC
Mitigating Distracted Driving

text-STAR helps save lives by providing crucial insight and tools to improve road safety.

**At least one Location Services on your phone must be "On" for greatest value in functionality. GPS use is best.**
**Greater notification options now added.**
** Requires Android 2.2 and up.**
**May require disabling or even removing GO SMS. See note below!

Responsibility through Accountability. Replies to incoming calls and text messages while in motion but, you decide when. Text-STAR doesn't block phone functionality, instead allows your discretion to improve in your phone management while driving and rates your performance via the Safe Texting Accountability Report available to users, parents, and employers.

What is text-STAR?
text-STAR is a groundbreaking road safety advancement in the fight back against Distracted Driving from texting or calls while driving.. text-STAR is arming drivers with valuable insight reflecting a driver’s safe handling of mobile technology. Drivers can now get a text-STAR score reflective of safe driving habits thru distracted driving avoidance.

What is a text-STAR score?
A text-STAR score is the result of the assessment of mobile technology use while driving. This provides a driver specific personalized score.

How does text-STAR work?
Text-STAR helps you avoid distracted driving as your digital personal assistant while scoring you on the use of your phone while in motion. This data is utilized by text-STAR to formulate a driver specific profile and score. The text-STAR Report contains a text-STAR Score with a breakdown of the driver’s performance profile. The result is a new level of insight which drivers can utilize as a measuring stick to improve upon. Once you develop a good score contact your insurance carrier directly (not the agent) and ask if they participate in a text-STAR's Preferred Carrier Network for a possible discount.

Why the need of a text-STAR score?
In order to overcome distracted driving related deaths and injuries taking place on our roads, text-STAR's PLATFORM of CHANGE allows for the opportunity to identify and reduce unacceptable risk for all drivers. Insight provided by text-STAR’s driver specific profile is a major benefit for everyone. Just one safer driver means a safer road for many.

Good text-STAR scores serve as a useful tool in demonstrating to insurance carriers that safe driving without the distraction of mobile technology is possible. This would in turn help curb increasing premiums from the current high cost of claims that result from distracted driving.

Parents of teen drivers can now gain the peace of mind that only comes from knowing! Parents who use text-STAR will gain a priceless opportunity to address and correct distraction driving problems before the unthinkable becomes a reality.

Modes
Auto Engage: The best and mode to use text-STAR is in the automatic mode which auto engages your Personal Texting Assistant upon detecting motion above 10mph.

Manual: You control when text-STAR is on, letting you send auto replies when you're on the move or just need some space.

Passenger: For those times when you're not a driver. Get through the passenger verification process and use your phone as you normally would. Only allowed in motion via verification of being a passenger.


Scheduler
The scheduler allows text-STAR to automatically reply to SMS and MMS messages you receive during those pre-selected times.

NOTE: GO SMS blocks other apps from determining that the user has received a text message, in effect disabling other apps' ability to react to incoming SMS and MMS messages. If you have GO SMS installed and still experience a problem with text-STAR not auto responding, you'll need to un-check the "Disable other message notification" feature of GO SMS (found in Settings, Advanced tab, Receive Settings). You may have to uninstall Go SMS to solve the problem.

Recent changes:
* Home screen indicates Auto=A, Manual=M, or Passenger=P modes
* Compatibility fixes for Android 4.0 and above
* Bug fixes
_____

* New version now limits notifications and provides for greater notification options.

* Users can now select the minimum time between auto responses to the same texter or caller within a single auto-response session

User reviews of text-STAR
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 18, 2014
Wow. Don't ever test text yourself. Seemed to work as advertised, but am on my sixth hour of trying to get out of an infinite loop after test texting myself. Open to using again if the bug is fixed.
A Google User
Oct 23, 2014
Almost a 5-STAR Would really like to see a notification icon that let's you know if text-STAR is active or not. I wonder if it thinks I'm driving when I'm not and if people will get my auto reply when they really shouldn't. Would be a really nice little feature.
A Google User
Oct 13, 2014
always on 10/11/14 app sends text messages when gps is disabled and i am stationary. No pattern to the glitch.t. Other than that, it does what it is advertised to do.
A Google User
Aug 30, 2014
Dupe texts - Note II I am seeing that whenever this app send auto-response, it sends it twice in a row. It never use to do this. Otherwise I'd give it 5 stars for what it does.
A Google User
Jun 10, 2014
Good app Really like the ability to auto reply when app senses driving. Will give 5 starts when app can read texts and callers aloud to you. Also would be nice to be able to edit pre-filled auto replies (at movies, etc). Thanks!