New App Is a Partier's Dream But Could Be a Practical Nightmare

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Do you love to partay real hard but don't have the company to support your fun lifestyle? Worry not, a new social networking app is coming that would let you find cool, inebriated people like yourself but only after you have proven you are drunk enough by blowing into the breathalyzer attached to your smartphone.

Do you love to partay real hard but don't have the company to support your fun lifestyle? Worry not, a new social networking app is coming that would let you find cool, inebriated people like yourself but only after you have proven you are drunk enough by blowing into the breathalyzer attached to your smartphone.

The app titled LIVR has "Drink Til You LIVR" as its tag line and it rewards its users by analyzing their blood alcohol content (BAC). It means the higher the level of alcohol is in their blood, the more features they'd be able to unlock on LIVR.

Expected to come out in the spring season this year, the reaction to this app will be interesting, as one of the byproducts of its services could be that it might end up promoting substance abuse.

In its makers' own words:

"LIVR™ isn’t just another tired social network. It’s an online party at all times… guaranteed. No baby photos. No puppies. Mom isn’t here. Just a global network of similarly buzzed people looking to have a good time. Join the LIVR Life™!"

While the party animals of the world will be happy that they're getting a dedicated network, LIVR's offerings could potentially cause more harm than fun. DUI accidents on average kill about 10,000 people every year, and with apps like LIVR and online trends like #Neknominate, this number is unlikely to drop down anytime soon.

In the US, the current BAC limit is 0.08 per cent, and although several groups have called for it to be reduced to 0.05 per cent, their efforts aren't making any headway.

One possible solution could be a smart car key with a breathalyzer that won't let a car be turned on if its driver's BAC is over the limit. Although just a concept at this point, it warrants some work since it can potentially save thousands of lives.

Check out the video down below to know more about LIVR:

LIVR App from LIVR on Vimeo.

 

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