Keeping Track of Your Loved Ones Has Never Been More Important

FamilyAdWhen I was in college in Barrie, ON, I worked a night job on the other end of town. When my shift ended the buses were no longer running and I had to walk quite a distance to get home. It was on a particularly rainy night that a friend and co-worker and I decided to be safe and walk home together, safety in numbers right? Not for us.

We could see my apartment building when it happened. A guy ran up behind us and attempted to grab my friend. Luckily, he let her go and ran off when I began screaming for help. We don’t know what he wanted and sadly I can’t remember if he was ever caught, but I can remember that night like it was yesterday. I remember every single detail of those few short moments and it has forever changed my decisions at certain times of night.

Ever since then I’ve been terrified of walking anywhere at night alone or even with only one other friend with me. I will drive to my friends house down the street at night because I simply don’t feel safe. My story ended happily, not everyones does. That’s how the REACT mobile tracking app came into being, you see it’s founder, Robb, was held at gun point during a home invasion while he was in college.

There are so many practical uses for this app, but from a parents point of view I could see this coming in extremely handy when your kids start going out on their own more often or when they are at college. There are even occasions when I would most definitely use this app, I make frequent trips to my in-laws with just me an d the children it would be great to be able to communicate at the push of a button that I have arrived safely. That would definitely help to ease my husbands mind. You’ll want to make sure that the app icon is front and centre on your phone so you can immediate access to it should the need arise.

You can import your contacts or manually enter them, then create groups of people you want informed in different situations. And the “Follow Me” feature is especially useful if you’re travelling alone or at night, because your friends and family can track you in real time so they know where you are at any given moment.

Here are a couple screen shots of the app:

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What a great app to have to keep in touch with your teenager, spouse, college student or friends. REACT is available now for FREE on both iPhone and Android platforms (On select smartphones).

What ways do you use now to keep safe when you’re travelling alone? Do you let someone know when you leave and when you arrive?

 

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