WHEN you take your phone out in crowded places, you want to check your messages and social media accounts in private, but everyone around you can potentially see what you’re doing.
That may be about to change,informs News.
Celal Göger, a Turkish phone repair store owner, has invented an “invisible” phone screen that allows you- and only you- to see your screen, Reutersreported.
An app on the phone turns the screen white, blocking it from prying eyes.
Then all you need to do is pop on a pair of glasses, which have been built-in with a chip, allowing you to navigate your phone in private.
The chip communicates with the screen to “unscramble” the images so you can check those cheeky messages in private.
It took Mr Göger six months to make the first prototype, but he told Reuters he can now make a pair in only 10 days.
The invention was taken to the streets in Mr Göger’s hometown of Bismil.
“If I had this on my mobile, nobody would see what I’m looking at or which apps I’m using when I’m commuting,” said one man who trialled the product.
“I hope he will start mass production so we can benefit from this invention,” said another.
“We have things we don’t want others to see and we cannot currently look at those private messages and feel secure.”
The next step for the Turkish inventor is to copyright the invention so he can begin selling it.
Mr Göger said he also plans to create a nanochip that can fit any pair of glasses.
But if everyone starts to wear these glasses- won’t we all be able to see each other’s phone screens again?