Tawkon, a mobile phone application that helps minimize your exposure to mobile phone radiation, has just been released for BlackBerry. The App shows you when it's OK to talk on (tawkon, get it?) and gives you smart prompts to avoid radiation just when necessary.
The App was initially rejected by Apple and hass just been released for BlackBerry at a cost of $9.99
The company is in talks with Apple to get the App in the iTunes Store and there is box at the website where you can add you voice to the cal to get it in. Yes, we did it. Seems a fairly useful App and Apple‚Äôs rejection has to leave you wondering.
Gil Friedlander, Tawkon‚Äôs CEO,
‚ÄúApple definitely saw the media and user interest in tawkon. They‚Äôve been very positive about working together with us to open undocumented APIs to get tawkon on the App Store. It‚Äôs been quite a ride ‚Äì through a series of exploratory phone calls and a very productive meeting with Philip Shoemaker [Director of Application Technology] and his team at their Cupertino headquarters.
The iPhone team complimented our app, and we‚Äôre now optimistic that we‚Äôll get onto the App Store. Now we just really need to show Apple that people want the opportunity to use their phone responsibly with minimal exposure to radiation when necessary.‚Äù
While we understand the iPhone not wanting attention drawn to possible radiation exposure via their smartphone, the Tawkon App provides a real service unlike many that have made it into the store.