The SOS QR app will help you be prepared and stay safe during an emergency, with unique features available at home or when traveling around the world: a one-touch SOS and OK buttons that alert your emergency contacts that you are either in need of help, or are ok, with your GPS location, and an emergency record attached to a personal QR code that lets emergency responders quickly access your critical health information.
The app lets you quickly create for you and your loved ones emergency records with easy entry of emergency medical information such as potentially life threatening allergies, medications, immunizations, or medical conditions using convenient pick lists, and your emergency contact information. Once an emergency record is created, the app generates a QR code unique to the individual. The QR code can be saved on the phone lock screen for immediate access by emergency responders. A wallet card that includes your QR code, retrieval PIN code, and your profile photo can be printed from within the application if you have a WIFI networked printer. Alternatively, the app makes it easy for you to email yourself a link to a website enabling you to print the wallet card from your home computer.
In an emergency situation, emergency personnel can scan your QR code with any widely available QR code scanner and quickly see your pertinent health information in one of five languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese) depending on the language setting of the phone of the emergency responder. In addition, when the QR code is scanned, SOS QR automatically generates Email Auto-Alerts to your listed contacts, with a map with the location of the emergency.
The SOS button (also available with SOS Premium) lets you quickly reach out to your emergency contacts. When the button is tapped, the app automatically dials your designated primary emergency contact, and sends editable text messages to all of your emergency contacts with the GPS location of the emergency. The OK button lets your emergency contacts know you are ok, if your situation changes and you no longer need help, or to reassure your loved ones at a time of a natural disaster or other dangerous situation where you might be in proximity of. The OK button can also be used to alert your contacts that you are ok in a disaster scenario without sending an SOS message ahead of time.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for keeping all your medications, emergency contacts, etc. in one place—also useful if you like to travel (can translate record into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese)
I don't often write reviews for apps but since this is supposed to be a "safety" app I just thought I had to say something.
I saw this app featured on the morning local news here in San Diego.
It was featured as a free way to easily let your family/friends know that you're ok (and for them to let you know they're ok) in the event of an emergency. Obviously everyone would or should have a way to easily communicate in the event of a disaster or emergency. Since I have been involved in a few emergencies (like the fires of 2014) this seemed a great thing to get and encourage my family and close friends to get.
I quickly downloaded it from App Store and emailed my close family to please do the same. A few hours after getting it on my phone I entered all my info and started to add people to my contacts. A few hours later I opened it back up to finish adding info. Not only had it not saved any of my info but everyone I tried to add also had failed.
To make matters worse, once you add basic info they're asking for you to pay for a premium version, which as far as I can tell, is the only way to use the app at all.
Bottom line, don't waste your time or embarrassment from family and friends.
Hello Nkay666 – Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write this review. We apologize that you did not have a good experience with SOSQR. When you create a new profile, you need to publish this data for it to persist between app uses. We plan to address this and make it more explicit in an upcoming release as soon as we can. Feel free to call our support line at 888-746-7203 if you would like to discuss further.
Useful and elegant
Wonderful app that we definitely use in our family for some extra piece of mind. I like how much (or little) info we can put into an emergency record. Thumbs up!
- Humetrix.com, Inc.
- 40.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2014, Humetrix.com, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- SOS Premium $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.