In an emergency, any alert can be crucial for authorities to pinpoint where you are. With the boom in the use of social networks and text messaging, emergency personnel and local authorities can now use online profiles and cell phone usage to retrace a person's last steps before an emergency took place. It is important that no matter what happens, our friends and loved ones are informed at all times.
With a click of a button, Social Alert lets you send out a message to your friends and relatives in case of an emergency or crime. Integrating with social networks most of us already use such as Facebook and Twitter, you can send out a custom emergency message with your exact location, helping authorities pinpoint exactly where you are. The application can also send a message via text message to any mobile phone.
What if you are unable to send out the message at the exact moment it happens? Social Alert's got you covered. It allows you to set the emergency message with a countdown timer, which if not deactivated, sends out the message automatically. This is very useful for when you do not trust your surroundings and want to make sure you can be found in the event of an emergency.
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- UI Redesign Update
- Added Alert type buttons
- Added Alert type messages.
- Fixed Facebook button to send the alert.
- Added Push notifications
- Added Login With Facebook
- Added a Resend button, so when location is updated you can resend your location to your contacts.
- Added Apple Maps, so the user can update their location manually or just see where the alert was sent.
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea but...
I don't know if its me or what, but when you set up your Facebook account with it it get stuck on Facebook and it doesn't move to the actual Alert Button. And it doesn't give you the option to go back or allow you to log off Facebook...
This can be really useful in case of an emergency. You never know when you are gonna need it.
The map location does not work. Whenever someone triesto pinpoint your location, all the app does is open the bing homepage. This must be fixed in order for the app to do something more than merely alert people that you are in danger...
- Internet Vision Development, (INVID) Corp.
- 66.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 INVID Corp.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.