Nearby Pregnant Woman Alert! Nearby Pregnant Woman Alert!

By Gary Cutlack on at

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]


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