If you ever worry about stalkers, kidnappers, robbers and other malefactors hurting you or your family, React Mobile can bring you peace of mind.
I was inspired to create the mobile app after being held at gunpoint during a home invasion while in college several years ago. Wanting to do more for on and off campus safety I created a tool that could be used to silently and discreetly alert a wide network, including the authorities, of an emergency and its location. After testing several beta products in various markets for over a year, the React Mobile safety app was finally launched in March 2013.
React Mobile turns your phone into a powerful security device and puts peace of mind in the palm of your hand
Ideal for runners, students or salespeople working with strangers in unfamiliar settings, the app lets you send out an SOS alert via email or text message to chosen contacts, giving them your last known location. Or, you can let them follow your route in real time through a “Follow Me” feature. You can even broadcast your GPS coordinates to your Facebook friends or followers on Twitter, so as to get help from anyone who might be nearby. Once you send out an alert, the app asks you if you want to call 911.
Watch this video tutorial to see how the app works:
Currently React Mobile is available for iOS devices. The developer says later this year it will support Android devices and will be introducing several new features, including geofencing, which alerts chosen contacts if a phone moves outside of a particular area.
Price: Free at iTunes and Google Play, and the app is FREE to download.