Bekon - Simple Distance Sharing & Alerts
By Circa Solutions
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Bekon is a simple & private answer to the question you likely hear every day, “How far away are you?”
Designed to make meeting up with contacts as efficient as possible, it is the first app to approach location sharing in a truly unique way. There are no maps & no exact locations used. With three taps, you & your contact are able to see how far away you are from each other & receive notifications as you are getting closer.
Bekon takes the guess work out of waiting on someone to arrive & allows you to get the information you need in the most effective way possible. Because it's not where you are that is important, it’s how far.
With Bekon Plus, you can also see your contact’s current speed, estimated travel time, and use Bekon Compass, an arrow that will point you directly toward your contact when you are within a half-mile.
BEKON IS GREAT FOR:
·The "Constantly Late" Friend
·General Meet Ups
·Avoiding texting your location while driving
·Staying connected with family
·Super efficient carpools
·Politely telling someone it’s time to come home
·Keeping your doorbell germ-free
USE THE BEKON COMPASS FOR:
·Finding a friend in crowded places like music festivals or sporting events.
·Locating someone that you are picking up like at an airport.
·Finding your contact once you have arrived at a meeting place.
We believe that apps should enhance your productivity and not consume your attention. Bekon breaks the mold of location sharing by removing the need for maps. Maps can be an invasion of your privacy but they also contain more information than you need to know when meeting someone. Bekon removes the unnecessary steps by giving you only the information that is pertinent to your meet up.
The common methods of communicating your arrival time are highly inefficient & sometimes dangerous. Meeting up with someone often requires the exchange of multiple texts or calls and one party is usually left waiting due to inaccurate information. With Bekon, you simply set your alert preferences and go about your business.
STOP TEXTING AND DRIVING BEFORE IT HAPPENS:
Many people claim to restrain from texting while driving but tend to make exceptions when responding to people they are headed to meet. One of our main motivations for creating Bekon was finding a solution that combats texting & driving. Instead of restricting someone from using their phone, we decided to create something that preemptively answers the questions they often receive while driving.
The next time you receive a text that asks “How far away are you?” or “Text me when you are close”; Remember there is a better way to say “I’m on my way”. Just use Bekon.
LOCATION DATA IS NOT OUR BUSINESS:
Bekon was designed with your privacy in mind. From the beginning we decided not to store your location data. Your whereabouts will never be tracked, analyzed or sold for marketing purposes. We believe where you go is your business, not ours.
HOW IT WORKS:
Bekon utilizes your phone number to connect you with contacts already in your address book. There are no usernames or passwords to remember.
Starting a Bekon is quick and easy. Three taps and a Bekon request is sent to your contact. Once they approve, you are both shown general distance information for one hour.
Once the time limit expires, all location information is wiped from the app and servers to protect your privacy.
BEKON PLUS FEATURES
Bekon Compass - points toward your contact within 1/2 Mile
Driving & Walking ETA - calculated with actual routes & traffic between both devices
Contact’s Current Speed - know when your contact is on the move.
Ad Free Experience - all ads are removed from the app.
As we mentioned above, Bekon does not profit from your location data. Instead, we offer Bekon Plus, a powerful set of features for the users that want the most from their Bekon experience. You can upgrade to Bekon Plus+ from the settings page inside the app.
What's New in Version 1.3.3
-Fixed Push Notification issue with iOS 8.
-Distance Notifications now show KM distance when selected!
-Fixed bug that some users experienced with Favorites List
-Improved Contact List logic to identify other Bekon users
-Other improvements and fixes
This app is amazing. Never again will I have to focus all my time worrying "when" someone will arrive! Best app out there!!!!
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Nov 07, 2014
- Version: 1.3.3
- Size: 10.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Circa Solutions LLC
- © Circa Solutions, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- Year of Bekon Plus Service$1.99