'Look Up' is an innovative new smartphone app, currently available for download through the Android app store, that issues pedestrian warnings by issuing a visual alert and vibration whenever a pedestrian approaches a street intersection while walking down the street.
A growing number of accidents are caused by distracted pedestrians who walk around with their faces buried in their smartphones. This is where the Look Up app comes in. The app manifests in a Live Wallpaper form, meaning it can constantly run in the background without affecting other apps. It manages to incorporate map and intersection data from New York City, and uses that information to send an alert when a pedestrian is approaching an intersection.
By making innovative use of map-based data, the Look Up app is able to issue pedestrian warnings that can save lives and prevent injury.