How It Works

TXT ME L8R® is a solution for Distracted Driving from texting and using your phone while driving. It is the bridge at the crossroads of technology and vulnerability from distracted driving because all of us make mistakes.

In today’s culture for teenagers and young adults it is considered rude for them to not respond immediately to a text from a friend. There is great social pressure to respond. So, TXT ME L8R® will auto-respond back to the sender of the text message or phone call, since the receiver of the message won’t know that they’ve receive a message, “TXT ME L8R – I’m driving”.

You would purchase the app from the phone that is actually going to be using the software (for instance, your teenager’s phone). You will enter your phone number and email address while setting up the app from their phone so that you are notified of the phones activity. You will be notified when any of the following occur:
the phone has attempted to send a text message
the phone has attempted to make a call
the phone is traveling at an unsafe speed
the app is disabled by the teenager
the teenager want to request you to temporarily disable the app

If your teen’s phone is traveling faster than 5, 10, or 20 miles per hour TXT ME L8R® protects them by disabling their phone’s ability to send or receive text messages. It also prevents them from using any of the apps on the phone that have not been selected from an Exceptions List.

All in-coming phone calls go straight to voice mail. It will not even beep that the phone has received a voice mail, since that would be a distraction. If you choose to block all out-going calls the only ones that can be called are 911 and the authorized phone numbers that are stored on TXT ME L8R®.

If you choose not to block out-going calls an email will be sent to the phone numbers that are stored on the phone. This email will contain the time that your teen made the call, the phone number that was called, and a link to Google Maps for the location of the call.

If enabled, an email will be sent if the phone travels faster than 55 or 65 miles per hour, whatever the Maximum Speed Limit is for your state. There is also an option to enter a different speed, you get to choose. Also, you can select a car speed interval to trend and track how long the maximum speed is in violation.

If GPS is disabled or TXT ME L8R® is deleted an email and a text message will be sent to all of the phone numbers stored on TXT ME L8R®.

Every 24 hours a Violation Log will be sent to the all of the phone numbers stored on TXT ME L8R® for any event even if it was blocked by TXT ME L8R®. Even though the behavior was blocked, the parent needs to know so they can work with the teenager to stop potentially life changing behavior. The great upside is if your teenager tells you that they do not use their phone and drive, you will know that they are telling the truth.

Finally, there is a pledge.  Not a pledge for the teenager but for the parent. Because they love their child and are installing TXT ME L8R® on their teenagers phone, the pledge is made by the parent that they will not text or make phone calls while they are driving either. TXT ME L8R® makes them accountability partners to protect each other.

TXT ME L8R® is a parental control to help protect children from distraction in this technology filled world. The app is good for a year before it needs to be renewed. Why install TXT ME L8R®? Because just driving a car is difficult enough, especially for new drivers.

 

This is the first screen you will see when the TXT ME L8R® app is loading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the app has loaded, this “Home” screen will appear. You will see this screen every time you open the TXT ME L8R® app.

The “Setting” button needs to be selected to setup the phone or to change any of the settings.

The “Change Password” button is used to change the password for any reason.

The “Disable” button is used to temporarily turn off TXT ME L8R. This screen will be explained at the end of all of the instructions.

 

 

 

 

This screen will only be displayed when TXT ME L8R® is started for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This screen will also only be displayed when TXT ME L8R® is started for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This screen will be displayed when you want to change any of the settings for TXT ME L8R®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the start of setting up TXT ME L8R®.

Enter your teenager’s name.

The next question is available for you to choose whether to block out-going calls or not (all in-coming calls go straight to Voice Mail). You can choose YES and all out-going calls are blocked with the exception of emergency numbers, or you can choose NO to allow out-going calls and you will receive an email with the details of the placed call. The ? is a Tool Tip for you (shown on the next image).

The “Maximum Texting Speed Limit” is the mph at which the phone’s text message capabilities will be disabled. The ? is a Tool Tip for you (shown below).

The “Manage Exception” button is for disabling all of the apps on the phone. It is also for selecting apps that will not be disabled (screen shown below).

 

Here is the Tool Tip that is displayed when you click the ? next to “Block all outgoing calls?”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


By tapping on the “Select Maximum Texting Speed Limit” button, here is the selection window that will come up.

If a small amount of movement is detected, texting will become disable even if your teenager is just at home or somewhere other than in a car. You may want to allow them to walk and text or ride their bike and text.

The ? is the Tool Tip for this selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Tool Tip that is displayed when you click the ? next to “Select Maximum Texting Speed Limit”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By tapping on the “Select All” check box, all of the apps on the phone will be disable. If there are any apps that you do not want to be disabled (like Navigation) tap on its check box to unselect it. The ? is a Tool Tip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what the “Manage Exceptions” Tool Tip looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the continuation of the settings/speed page (this screen will be at the bottom of the page when you scroll down).

The “Maximum Car Speed Limit Tracking” is the mph at which the phone’s calling capabilities will be disabled. The ? is a Tool Tip for you (shown below).

The “Car Speed Limit Message Interval” is for you to set the amount of time between email messages that you will receive if the phone is traveling faster than 55 or 65 mph. The ? is a tool tip for you (shown below).

Once everything has been selected be sure to “save” all of the settings.

 

 

 

 

Here is a screen shot of what the “Maximum Car Speed Limit” window looks like. This screen requires you to select the maximum speed limit in your state if you would like to be notified when the phone is exceeding this limit. If you want a different speed than those available, you may chose “other speed”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Tool Tip that is displayed when you click the ? next to “Select Maximum Car Speed Limit.”

Once everything has been selected be sure to “save” all of the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the tool tip that explains the message interval section. It is how often would you like to be notified (in minutes) that the car is going faster the speed you specified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the easy part:

Enter in as many email addresses as you would like, but separate each one with a comma and a space.

Enter your 10 digit cell phone number. You should not include a leading (1) or any special characters like dashes (-) or parentheses ( ). Simply enter the actual numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to “save” all of your settings. If you would like to test that all of the emails and phone numbers have been entered correctly, just tap on the “Send Test Message” button. A message will go out to everyone that you have chosen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the screen that will be displayed if texting is attempted and the phone is traveling too fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the screen that will be displayed if a call is attempted and the phone is traveling too fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the screen that is displayed after the “Disable” button is selected from the Home screen. This is for when the teenager wants to ask you if TXT ME L8R® could be disabled for a specific period of time.

They select how long they want to disable TXT ME L8R® and the reason. When the “Send Request” button is tapped a text message will be sent out to all phone numbers you have entered previously. The text message will include the reason for the request to disable the app, along with a 5 digit code. If you would like to comply you can simply reply back to the text message with the code to disable TXT ME L8R® for the duration of time that was requested.

You are 23 times more likely to crash if you text while driving.