T-Mobile has announced the availability of two new applications today, both designed to help put minds at ease. The first, DriveSmart Plus, helps to prevent texting while driving by changing the behavior of some of the phone’s core apps. For instance, incoming calls get routed to voice mail while text messages automatically receive customized preset responses. A Basic version of the app comes pre-installed on select T-mobile phones running Android whereas a Plus version is available for download on the Optimus T.
The second application announced today, FamilyWhere, can locate almost any phone using the T-Mobile network, providing real-time information as to where the users are. Parents can keep an eye on where their children are using real-time tools available through T-Mobile’s web portal. Alerts can be configured or scheduled to allow for updates as they happen.Other details include a Family Feed which tracks the actions of the group, location-based notifications, histories, and more.