Imagine the unimaginable … you find yourself in a dangerous situation where you don’t want to draw attention to yourself and are unable to get help by usual means.
The Silent Bodyguard is an app that functions as a secret panic button, as well as a location tracker. Once activated, it will automatically send emails, texts and other social networking messages every 60 seconds from your smartphone. Since it is silent, you can reach out for help without alerting an attacker. And the repeating messages help ensure that your distress calls are not ignored or missed.
Add one more item to the growing list of things we can do with our smart phones. San Francisco-based QuickPay is working with parking providers in private garages, city streets and valet services. According to QuickPay chief executive Barney Pell, users of the app will be able to “pay with credit cards at facilities that normally take only cash, bypass the cashiers, skipped taking tickets or worrying about lost tickets, and get e-mail receipts.” Right now this service is active in California with the first East Coast location open in Boston.
I’ve heard it more times than I can count and somehow I’m still not always prepared for those four words: “Mom, I gotta go!” And now there’s somewhere to turn when that happens.
Finding bathrooms can be a real challenge, especially when traveling in unfamiliar places. Being prepared by knowing exactly where the nearest toilet is can be a lifesaver– not to mention a laundry saver– and SitorSquat.com has just made it a bit easier for parents on the go.