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2 UVA Students Create Anti-Drunk-Dialing App

Posted: Updated: April 17, 2013 10:26 PM EDT

A pair of University of Virginia students is trying to put a stop to some of your embarrassing, not-so-sober moments. The duo has come up with a way to curb text regret after a night out with friends.

Ever wish there was someone there looking over your shoulder, making sure you don't call an ex or send an embarrassing text after you've had one too many? Now there's an app for that. It's called Drunk Mode.

UVA students Joshua Anton and Justin Washington created the app. Anton says its catch phrase is "fun without the drama."

"We're hoping that this app will stop people from actually doing things that are irreparable, and you can't take those things back," Anton said.

Here's how it works: you add the contact information of the people you want to make sure you don't call. Next, you set the timer - anywhere from 3-12 hours. Then you turn on Drunk Mode – and once it's on, you can't turn it off.

"During that time, the phone contact for that person will be hidden to discourage you from calling or contacting that person," Washington said.

The app has only been on the market since Monday but is already starting to generate a lot of attention at UVA.

"It's a great app, definitely something that will be beneficial for a lot of people and save a lot of embarrassment," said Tim McDermott.

It's also something people wish could have been invented a lot sooner.

"I'm pretty sure that all of us students and non-students have considered that there should be some sort of app that prohibits us to talking to certain people after we've been drinking," said Katelyn Krause.

The app also lets you send reminders to yourself to stay off social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.

"It's great to have fun and be able to do what you want but you don't want to have to wake up and have to deal with the drama later," Anton said.

Right now the app is only available for iPhones, but Windows and android versions should be available by the end of June.

For more information, go to Drunk Mode's website, Facebook or Twitter account.

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