There's Even An App For That…

Concerned about what you might do if you get too "cheery" at your holiday party? There’s an app for that.  

Software developer Webroot is launching a new version of its “Social Media Sobriety Test,” called the “Holiday Party Sobriety Test.” It’s designed to prevent “any poor decision you might make after a little too much holiday cheer” and is available as a free app for smartphones and other mobile devices.

As with the original sobriety test app, the holiday edition puts users through coordination and cognition tests similar to a real DUI checkpoint. If you don’t pass, the app will warn you not to send potentially regrettable texts or emails, and then look up phone numbers of nearby cab companies if you’ve got location tracking enabled on your device.

Like the first app, the Holiday Party Sobriety Test is customizable. Users can choose the sites and services to block, and assign particular hours of the day for the app to function.

“We’re working with Webroot to offer this as a humorous reminder to anyone who’s likely to enjoy beer, wine, or spirits this holiday season but wants to avoid the over-sharing that can occur when he’s had one too many,” TDA Boulder creative director Jonathan Schoenberg said in a statement. “It’s a whole new world with Androids, iPhones, Facebook, and Twitter, as many have learned to their peril. The consequences of a stupid tweet or an ill-advised photo can be instantaneously spread around the globe. It’s our hope the Sobriety Tests will come to the aid of all who are in need of its protection. Because we know nothing good happens online after 1 am.”

The Holiday Party Sobriety Test is available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market as a free app.