As the Text Kills® outreach program approaches 3 years in age, the time has come for Text Kills, Inc. to operate independently and as a subsidiary of Iconosys, Inc.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Today, Iconosys, Inc.™, a leading developer of over 1000 family safety, lifestyle, and entertainment Smartphone apps (including the ever popular Trick or Tracker®, Word Bully®, and Drive Reply® apps), and with nearly 10,000 media hits for its products and/or its outreach program Text Kills® in nearly every major newspaper, television station, cable news program across the US, including 1 or more coverage instances with Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, The Today Show, Orange County Register, and LA Times, just to name a few, is very pleased to announce that has decided to incorporate Text Kills® as its own Delaware 501c3 non-profit corporation. Since 2010, Text Kills® has traveled the country in an effort to spread awareness about the dangers and hazards of distracted driving and text-bullying.
Iconosys has recently applied for nonprofit status for Text Kills® under 501c3, which includes religious, educational, and charitable groups. In addition, Text Kills® plans on making a documentary about distracted driving that it would provide to educators free of charge as a teaching tool to promote safe driving practices, and is also in the process of launching a campaign on the crowd funding platform Indiegogo to raise donations for the documentary's production and distribution costs.
During the past 12 months, the Text Kills® outreach program has become more and more in demand. With more than 100,000 personal pledges on its Text Kills® tour bus and 300+ events under its belt since its birth at the 2010 US DOT's Distracted Driving Summit, and with its newest commitments from high profile, corporate clients such as Coca-Cola(NYSE:KO), Sempra Energy(NYSE:SRE), Discovery Channel, and Volkswagen, among others, the Text Kills® program is in high demand and sees its calendar filling up fast for the upcoming school year... and beyond!
This week, Text Kills® will be hosting the Grand Opening for Capistrano Volkswagen of San Juan Capistrano, CA, from July 9th through 13th. On September 6, at Kaleidoscope Center in Mission Viejo, Text Kills® will host the 4th in a series of eclectic and youthful concert festivals, the "K-Jam: Summer Heat Wave Concert". Text Kills® has gained widespread recognition for its unique approach to utilizing education and entertainment for purposes of raising the collective public consciousness regarding the very important public safety issues of distracted driving, texting while driving, and more recently, text-bullying and cyber-bullying, and in the process has received media attention nationwide. (see nearly 100 television media clips here at http://www.youtube.com/textkills)
Commented Text Kills® founder and Iconosys CEO Wayne Irving II, "Now that we're just about at the three-year point in the history of this effort to save lives and discourage harmful texting practices, as well as the numerous and growing requests we have for appearances at schools, companies and other events nationwide, we think it is time to officially establish Text Kills® as an independent, standalone 501c3 corporation. While these entities will now operate independently, Iconosys remains committed to the Text Kills® mission and message."
About Iconosys, Inc.:
Iconosys, a member of the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS), is also the maker of the widely used and well publicized cyber-bully and family safety apps Word Bully®, Trick or Tracker®, Drive Reply®, and its latest registered trademark app, Zombie Slasher®. Iconosys develops technologies and technology-driven products for its clients with a goal toward designing apps that enrich, enhance, and ultimately make safer, our day-to-day lives. In all, Iconosys has developed a catalog of over 1000 smart device apps and related technologies for iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Android OS Smartphones and tablet computers since its founding in 2009, approximately 100 which are directly related to family safety & welfare related services. The company is 10% owned by the public company, Monster Arts, Inc. (MONT).
Iconosys® and Text Kills® are listed on the United States Federal Communications Commissions' (FCC) Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse Website under Industry & Technology:
About Text Kills®
Text Kills® is a donation-supported outreach program that regularly partners with law enforcement, fire/safety authorities, schools, other non-profits, community outreach programs, and corporate safety officers in an effort to educate and increase public awareness concerning the dangers of cell phone use while driving or when used to bully and harass (text-bullying and cyber-bullying). Text Kills® also works with Bully Buster USA™ in community outreach and safety awareness, dedicated to educating the public about the deadly issues of distracted driving and text-bullying. To help spread the Text Kills®' message of driver safety and responsibility, the Text Kills® Tour Bus traverses the country, collecting signatures on its sides from people pledging not to text while driving (TWD). #textkills
For more information about Text Kills® and how to book the Text Kills® Bus at your next safety day, school, or event, please go to www.textkills.com or call 949-436-TEXT (8398).
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