Tuesday 14 May 2013

Potentially Life Saving App

      We've seen fun apps come and go and change lives. How about an app that can SAVE your life or the life of a loved one? Introducing RoboChek Life Sentry. It does routine checks (set up by you) and if it doesn't get a response to indicate that the user is doing fine by the time the notice is set to be sent out then your emergency contacts will be notified. Your close friends and family may not have the time to check up on you very often. Nobody means to ignore you. Life can be very busy. With this they can make checking up on a loved one easier.

      It's simple and easy to set up.  If you want directions you could see them here at http://www.robochek.com/.  You can customize the time when the alarm (checking) goes off. And you can also choose when your contacts will be notified. The notification message to your designated people contains a personal message and the location of where you are ( if you have your gps enabled). That way they can find you. You can have up to 3 people to be contacted by the app. This should be more than enough. The default message is in grey text. That is a suggestion or template of what you could write. It is not already a set up as a message. It can be very useful for you to update the message and include more details as to where you are going and why. For example you can include who you are meeting up with. That way it will be easier for them to track your whereabouts if you should become lost, missing and/or have an accident.

      If you are busy and don't have your phone on you then the notification will be scheduled to tell your contacts. I believe if you check in on the next hour then it will be okay. This is geared towards elderly people who have routine schedules, although people of all ages may use it. If something bad does occur and you fail to respond then it will check on you every hour after that until your send out time. Most smartphones suffer from poor to average battery life that only lasts a day with very light use. We don't have GPS enabled very much. However you don't have to have GPS tracking turned on for the app to do it's job.

      Another great thing about this app is that it's only $2.99. You can't put a price on life. It's also available in Spanish. You can download it here from Google Play.

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