React Mobile was the idea of Co-Founder Robb Monkman after he was robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion while in college. He wanted to create a tool that could be used silently and discretely to alert loved ones and/or authorities of an emergency and exact location.
What is React Mobile?
"React Mobile helps you turn your smartphone into a powerful lifeline. The app has a “Follow Me” feature, that let’s your self selected contacts track your whereabouts in real-time whenever you’re concerned for your safety. Perfect for running or walking alone early in the morning or late at night, keeping track of kids, or meeting a client for the first time, simply touch the “I’m Safe” button to let your contacts know when you’ve arrived at your destination safely. In an emergency, press the SOS shield on the app to send out a panic alert containing a link to your GPS location to select emergency contacts via text message and email, which can optionally be posted to Facebook and Twitter. Once the SOS alert is activated, you’re automatically prompted to dial 911. For users outside of North America, the app allows you to choose which country you live in (or are traveling to) from the settings tab and when an SOS alert is triggered, you will be prompted to dial the appropriate emergency authority depending on you’re geographic location (ex: in the UK the app will prompt a user to dial 112/999 not 911)"
There are many everyday situations that may have people uncomfortable, but not necessarily require a call to emergency services. Going on a first date, travelling late at night (whether on foot or by car). Maybe you have a job where you work late and need to walk home or to your transportation. This app has a feature where your friends/family can track your exact location. I could see many parents liking the tracking option when their children are first starting to go out alone - peace of mind knowing that their children are safe.
Feel free to connect with React Mobile on Twitter and Facebook. You can download the app on Google Play (for certain smartphones). You can also watch a demo of the app
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