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Original Air Date: Dec 10, 2014

The Status App

When the battery on your phone dies and your significant other is trying to reach you, it can appear as if you are ignoring them.

Without a response, the anxiety and frustration can grow quickly.

This very scenario is what caused an app developer to create a more useful way to provide status updates to important people in your life.

The app is aptly named Status and unlike other options, it can do a lot of the work for you automatically.

Using motion sensors, phone and calendar information, it can automatically update your status to driving, at work, at home, in a meeting, unreachable and most importantly that your battery is low.

Android users can use the app to ask simple Yes-No questions or flip over to your text messaging app for more detailed exchanges.

Parents may also find this useful so they know not to reach out to a child if they are driving, for instance.

Knowing the status before you try to communicate can save everyone a lot of anxiety.

Get the free app at