Saturday, October 19, 2013

PRODUCTS // MOBILE SAFETY APP

The following is a sponsored post from React Mobile.

I'm not going to beat around the bush with this one. Companies approach bloggers all the time to review their apps, and as a general rule I say no. Why? Because it takes a long time and usually I have deleted it before the review is done. There are so many apps to choose from. But not this time.
 
I was approached by a representative for an app called React Mobile to write about their new personal safety app. After taking a skeptical look, I couldn't download it fast enough!
 
 
React Mobile is an app that, after downloaded, learns your location and contacts. With that information while you're out jogging, walking the dog, off to the grocery store on a near-empty tank of gas - whatever the case may be - you can send out an SOS if something spooks you,  you get in a bind, the dog wanders off, you run out of gas, or the unthinkable happens - someone is following you, approaches you, or worse.

Sending out an SOS on React Mobile does not trigger a 9-1-1 call necessarily, although that is an option. If you're just in a pinch (run out of gas much?) it sends a message to only your chosen contacts and asks for help.
 
This video describes what React Mobile does better than anything I could type here:


video used with permission

Best yet- it's free, free, free! That means zero reason to be "out there alone" - doesn't get much better than that! No excuses.

Available on iPhone + Android now, Windows version coming in 2014 - keep an eye out!

Personal safety is of utmost importance to me. You'll recall I experienced a terrible tragedy with a friend earlier this year; she was struck and killed while riding her bike home from work. While this app probably wouldn't have been able to help her (she was abiding by all laws, never had a care in the world, etc.) it certainly helps me rest easier knowing that someone is on the other end of my phone waiting for me if I twist an ankle on a walk or run into the neighborhood unchained dog, or worse. If I'm not being safe for me, I'm being safe for my family, my husband, and my kids because, let's face it, they'd be lost without me! Pun intended.

 Um, yeah - they're definetly worth being safe for! Swoon
 
 
please, as always:
 
React Mobile compensated me for this post. I was not required to write positively about React Mobile. The opinions herein are 100% my own.

7 comments:

  1. Personal safety is SOOOO important!!! I always try to be aware of my surroundings.

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    1. Kristin, I agree with you whole-heartedly. If you're not looking out for you, who is?

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  2. This actually does sound like a great app. and love that is free!

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    1. Ninja (great name!) I hope you download and try it - it's absolutely user-friendly, you're going to lvoe it I just know it!

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  3. I run daily and am so glad that I you shared this. Oddly though I have been approached by two different men in the last week and it was not while running, both waited until I was in the middle of two vehicles to approach me, not the most comfortable situation for a woman standing there with a child, an open door to a vehicle with the keys in her hand. It is too easy to force us inside and take off. Thank you I will definitely download.

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    1. Jennifer, talk to me, girl! What happened with the guys? You are speaking my typically-paranoid language. That's the perfect example of a time when you HIT THAT BUTTON. Fine, yes, I'm in danger but NOT my kids!

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  4. Great app. Thanks for sharing.

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