App of the Day: Silent Tweets

So much communication in the world around us depends on our hearing. For the hearing impaired, Silent Tweets offers a solution.

Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.

When so much of the world around us is based on audio cues and notifications, things can get a little difficult for the hearing impaired. Enter Silent Tweets, by the Australian Communications Exchange. It's an app that's designed to send via text any notification you might be expected to hear — such as train announcements, traffic reports, emergency alerts, flight announcements and weather. It works via geolocation, and you can expand the radius of your notification zone on a map to include any reports that you think might be relevant to you. When a notification arrives, the phone will vibrate, rather than make a sound.

As well as notifications sent via the app, users can post notifications of their own — so if there's a traffic problem that the app hasn't picked up on yet, you can alert other users yourself.

It's a fantastic idea, and we can't wait to see where it goes.

Silent Tweets for Android(Free)
Silent Tweets for iOS(Free)

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