A few months ago during a conversation with a cab driver about technology I learned that I could ‘call’ a cab via a smartphone app. These days “there’s an app for that” is a phrase that has become part of our technologically-savvy society’s lexicon. Convenience literally in the palm of our hands. I can leave voice messages for my dear friend in Sweden at no cost, I can bank, I can even point my phone at the radio and get the name of a song I’m listening to without having to call the station as I did in the ‘olden’ days.
But apps aren’t just about convenience. They can also help in emergency situations. Such is a new app that will help undocumented immigrants notify friends and family of their exact location, if they’re pulled over and arrested is currently in development in no stranger a place that in the state now infamous for their immigration laws, Arizona.
Per their website, eAPP (its current name), “is an iOS and Android smartphone app that allows users to automatically notify family, friends, attorneys, doctors or other public safety agencies when a crisis situation or event has occurred, thus protecting lives, safety and civil rights.”
The app will include…
- Simple user interface
- Detail setup procedure ensures proper use
- Collects audio and video of the condition of personal property such as automobiles, trucks and homes
- Customizable “hands-free” operation
- Provides cloud data storage option
- One-touch launches app and sends alerts
- Sends GIS location, time and date
- Option to record real-time audio & video
- Contact family, friends, attorney or 9-1-1 automatically
- Provides secure storage and access to user data
The developers are funding the project using crowd-funding and are asking actual and potential users to support the project.
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