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Aspire News is a free application which contains summaries of top stories in world, sports, and entertainment news, from the When Georgia Smiled: Robin McGraw Foundation (and powered by Yahoo!).
Additionally, if someone you know is in an abusive relationship—or if that someone is you—the Help Section of the application contains resources for victims of domestic violence.
This app does not serve as a replacement for emergency services—in any situation where you feel that you may be at risk, please dial 911 or your local emergency number.
What's New in Version 1.4
* Changed the Get Help section
This could definitely save lives!
Thank you Robin McGraw for developing such a powerful app for women who are in an abusive relationship! I was in a very abusive relationship over 7 years ago and this app could have been absolutely life-saving in the event of things getting out of hand. It was only by the grace of God that I wasn't ever killed before I was able to escape to a shelter with my 6 week old, but this could have still helped so much during legal proceedings.
It is disguised very well, and I would recommend it to anyone in an abusive situation. I do think it could possibly be improved a little by disguising the help menu behind at least one more "hidden" menu option as it could still be possible for an abuser to stumble upon the help menu in this app and find out the truth. It is very likely and common for an abuser to snoop every nook and cranny on a victim's phone and I would hate for them to not be able to use this resource because it wasn't disguised thoroughly enough.
The apps concept is wonderful! I think it needs a few kinks worked out. The app is a bit confusing to set up. I don't know if having an initial set up screen for a first time user would help but it took me time to figure the app out. I think the help section is to easily accessible. I also think the apps name should be customizable so that an abuser won't recognize the Aspire name that's been televised so much. I did a test distress message and it did work for me. My contacts received the message and my location and the voice recording.
Thank you for helping to prevent violence and to save lives!
Only one drawback
There appears to be a limit to the characters you can enter in the emergency message that is sent. I wanted to enter the home address, home phone, cell phone; make, model, and license plate number of both myself and my abusive ex. I can barely enter my info and none of his. So, if I'm forced into a car at some point and he takes my phone from me (which he will), there is very little hope of anyone finding me quickly. A thorough description is the difference between a quick, safe recovery and a tragic one. Just a thought.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Sep 03, 2014
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 4.2 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: Collective Ray Inc.
- © When Georgia Smiled Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.