Emergency chat can be used in any situation where speech is impossible but communication is still necessary.
The splash screen has a base text that explains to the person you gave your phone to that you can't use speech and want to use this app to communicate. The default text is aimed at people experiencing an autistic meltdown, where their speech centres stay non-functional for a while even after they've recovered.
Both the title and text can be adjusted in the settings screen to be whatever you want the person you give your phone to know.
You can then continue to the next screen which has a simple chat client.
Ratings and Reviews
Thank you! These migraine headaches mimic stroke symptoms and at their worst leave you unable to walk, talk, or think clearly. If they hit hard and fast and with little warning, you can be far from home and unprepared. I have scared more than one friend and had the paramedics called more than once. Trying to mime a pen and paper one handed, though comical in hindsight, is more than frustrating to all involved and oral communication is like talking with a mouth full of marbles. Add in muscle jerks and spasms and the picnic is just about complete. HOWEVER!!! I finally have something else in my tool kit in my battle against this mess. My iPod (and six different weather apps--weather is a HUGE trigger) is never out of my sight. This will be a life saver should I need it. Thanks so much!!!
Needs a speech option
This is a great app that really increases safety for those of us who have occasional aphasia, whether due to autistic shutdowns, stroke, migraines or whatever reason. I don’t lose speech often, but having this on my phone does make me feel safer.
However, what if the person you’re trying to communicate with is illiterate? One time I used my iPad (before I ever heard of this app) to communicate when I had utterly lost my voice due to laryngitis, but the person I was trying to order fried chicken from couldn’t read. I mean, this is comic because no one dies for lack of chicken, but a speech option where your device speaks for you could really help.
I literally just had a really bad shutdown last night because of my anxiety and couldn't talk for hours. A lot of my friends don't sign (I do) and that made it really hard to communicate with them - it's been an issue in my life for a really long time and I'm so freaking glad I found this app!
It's literally what I've been needing and I love that the message screen is customizable so that I can explain what's happening to me specifically. I wish I'd had this last night!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.