The newly released Traffic Light Changer App developed by Pat Flynn and Quoc Bui from LOLer Apps, allows you to turn traffic lights from red to green [while stopped at the light] using your iPhone or iPod Touch – in turn giving you complete control of intersections.
Here’s how it works:
The application transmits a signal that triggers a preemptive sensor on the traffic light. Often referred to as a MIRT (Mobile Infrared Transmitter) it is usually used by emergency (such as ambulances) and police vehicles only. In order for it to work, simply turn on the application and point your device at the traffic light box which is generally found on top of the traffic light. Once your aim is set, all you need to do is press “Transmit Signal”, and the road is all yours!
IS THIS FOR REAL? Of course not!!! Do you seriously think Apple or any federal authority would approve an application that would cause complete and utter mayhem in the streets? Seriously folks! There is no transmitting of any signals whatsoever and if the light does turn green while you’re pointing at it, then it’s purely coincidental!
However, if timed correctly, you could actually make it look like it was you who changed the lights and fool your family and friends :)! A bit childish – I know – but it could be fun the first few times.
To see a preview and download this fun app for free, visit the iTunes App Store.
[image credit: iTunes App Store]