Safety is a constant concern when traveling, whether you’re hopping in the car for a weekend getaway or backpacking across Europe. Besides being unfamiliar with a location, language barriers can also make communication difficult. Cue new mobile security app, React Mobile.
Free to download for iOS and select Android systems, the app allows you to create a list of emergency contacts (friends, parents, doctors, etc.) that will be instantly notified if danger strikes. Just tap once to “activate your shield” and GPS coordinates of your location will be sent to members on your list, with an option to link your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Have a serious problem? Send a message to police directly from the app. React Mobile has world-travelers covered, with availability in 39 countries and four continents including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, European Union, Australia, China, Japan, Israel, Jamaica,Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, and Argentina.
It is so fun to have great apps that help us in so many areas of our lives. Apps are certainly a benefit of today’s technology. I wanted to share with you 10 fantastic family apps!
React Mobile – has a “Follow Me” feature, that let’s yourself selected contacts track your whereabouts in real-time whenever you’re concerned for your safety. It also has SOS alerts that can do directly to you social media sites and email; Group Messaging-Link to your location, Automatic 911 prompt options, and last known GPS in case you lose coverage! It is perfect when you’re going on a long distant trip alone, or when you’re traveling country roads! It is also great for you when you go walking or running! I have a teenager that will be driving soon and this app will be on his phone for sure! I want him to be safe especially during the first few months of driving alone and this way I will know where he is at and how he is doing. This is a great app for your family! Nothing can keep us secure from everything but when we have tools that can help they are surely worth using!
Heading off for the party of your life at spring break? As well as the swimsuits and flip-flops on your packing list, don’t forget to include these seven great smartphone apps. They’re all super-useful, whether you’re at the airport, having cocktails beside the pool or stumbling home in the small hours. All of the apps are free, although some also have premium versions for a few dollars….
React Mobile helps you turn your smartphone into a powerful lifeline. The app has a “Follow Me” feature, that let’s your self selected contacts track your whereabouts in real-time whenever you’re concerned for your safety. Perfect for running or walking alone early in the morning or late at night, keeping track of kids, or meeting a client for the first time, simply touch the “I’m Safe” button to let your contacts know when you’ve arrived at your destination safely. In an emergency, press the SOS shield on the app to send out a panic alert containing a link to your GPS location to select emergency contacts via text message and email, which can optionally be posted to Facebook and Twitter. Once the SOS alert is activated, you’re automatically prompted to dial 911. For users outside of North America, the app allows you to choose which country you live in (or are traveling to) from the settings tab and when an SOS alert is triggered, you will be prompted to dial the appropriate emergency authority depending on you’re geographic location (ex: in the UK the app will prompt a user to dial 112/999 not 911).