Someone's had an idea for an app again. This one's really quite specific and bizarre, and uses Bluetooth proximity alerts to tell commuters when there's a pregnant woman in the vicinity so you might want to look up from your phone and offer her a seat so you don't look like a bit of a Trump.
The developer of Babee [sic] on Board says the idea came about from his own little personal horror experience of failing to spot a fully loaded imminent mum on the tube. Hew Leith explained: "A year ago an 80-year-old woman who sat next to me on a busy Tube got up and offered her seat to a heavily pregnant woman. I was mortified: I had been too engrossed on my smartphone to notice anything."
The problem with the app would be that a lot of people don't have Bluetooth turned on all the time, so maybe a secondary warning system consisting of a bell they could ring or a horn they could beep or some sort of klaxon to alert people wearing headphones might come in handy. Or maybe there could be a uniform they could all wear, or they could all go and live in a special camp until it's come out? I'm no expert. Needs a full public consultation. [Babee [sic] on Board via Telegraph]