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(Apple Insider)   Introducing Breathometer®, the world's first smart-phone breathalyzer. That blows   (appleinsider.com) divider line 12
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2013-03-13 10:27:53 PM
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hardinparamedic: They've had 39.99 Breathlyzers for a long time now. But there's a reason that the ones that LEOs use, which hold up in court, cost hundreds of dollars compared to it.


Theyre hundreds of dollars because police depts will pay it because they get kickbacks from the manufacturers. And they arent admissible in court, its probable cause to arrest you and take you down to the station for the admissible breathalyzer or blood draw. The handheld units are generally considered crap weather theyre $50 or $500.
2013-03-13 10:28:11 PM
2 votes:
This app will be awesome if it prohibits access to facebook and other social media sites, as well as keeping you from sending a text message to anybody.
2013-03-13 08:05:46 PM
2 votes:
A little more than a decade ago, a local bar I used to spend some time at had the inspired idea of having onsite breathalyzers available to its patrons. The thinking was that people would use the breathalyzers to self-monitor their drinking and adjust their intake so that their chances of being arrested for a DUI would be drastically reduced. Or, if someone had actually consumed too much, they could verify that fact with a self-test and then either have someone drive them home or call a cab. What actually happened, of course, is that playing Breathalyzer became a favorite game of bar patrons, with whoever scored highest in any one match-up having his or her next round picked up by the loser. The program didn't last very long.

I suspect this will all unroll on a similar trajectory.
2013-03-13 11:49:01 PM
1 votes:
If I'm going to drive, I want to do it stone sober, so that I can appreciate the car's handling, the curves of the road and the shifting of gears properly. If I'm going to drink, I want to do it in a friendly, appropriate drinking place with free peanuts and comfy chairs, where I can stay until I am sober again or where my friends can take me home (if it is their turn.) Drinking is good. Driving is fun. To try and mix the two would be like trying to blend bacon and caramel. They're both good separately, but to blend them is to have a greasy, sticky mess that ruins both experiences.

So I have a kegerator, wine cellar and decently-stocked home bar in my house with comfy couches and enough spare beds for six friends to stay overnight, friends with a good grasp of the DD system and a willingness to stay sober and enjoy driving when it is not my turn to drink. I also have carefully-Scotchgarded upholstery in my car and my home, in case a friend has had a bit too much, and I've made the conscious decision to befriend a few police officers, who have had alcohol at my home and respect me as a responsible server of same.

You can be a more or less complete hedonist without being a dipshiat drunk-driver. It just takes planning and appreciation of one good thing at a time.
2013-03-13 10:46:14 PM
1 votes:

buzzcut73: This app will be awesome if it prohibits access to facebook and other social media sites, as well as keeping you from sending a text message to anybody.


I am guessing it will do just the opposite and make these updates automatically.
2013-03-13 10:30:16 PM
1 votes:
Who cares about all the other stuff..

Will it stop drunk dialing?
2013-03-13 10:29:46 PM
1 votes:

buzzcut73: This app will be awesome if it prohibits access to facebook and other social media sites, as well as keeping you from sending a text message to anybody.


Hmm. an interlock device for drunk dialing...

Are they looking for investors?
2013-03-13 10:24:28 PM
1 votes:
How is this better than the $25 breathalyzer that I picked up off amazon a while back?
2013-03-13 10:19:20 PM
1 votes:
You might want to spend a few minutes on Google before putting out your "world's first" press release. For example:

http://www.smartphones-guru.com/2008/12/gadget-turns-ipod-iphone-int o. html
2013-03-13 10:14:05 PM
1 votes:
I would imagine there would also liability suits. 'The app said I was okay to drive...'
2013-03-13 08:26:18 PM
1 votes:
They've had 39.99 Breathlyzers for a long time now. But there's a reason that the ones that LEOs use, which hold up in court, cost hundreds of dollars compared to it.
2013-03-13 08:19:48 PM
1 votes:
The guys at Apple must have been testing this when they were working on the maps program.
 
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