Safe & Sound: iPhone App Video Review
No one wants to think about losing a child. But the harsh reality is that if you lose track of your little one you must be prepared to act fast. The police need as much information as you can provide and a current photograph. Now you can be ready and send all that important info with a single touch. The Safe & Sound app from R Media makes it possible.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So be prepared. Use this simple but effective app to keep the information law enforcement officers will need to know in one central location. With Safe & Sound you will fill in your child’s current height and weight and an optional description box where you can include any other pertinent information or defining marks. We suggest including birthmarks, accents and anything else that might help the police put out a be-on-the-lookout alert to help safely find your child.
The app also uses your iPhone’s built in camera feature to take a current photograph of your child. You won’t have to go digging through photo albums hoping you have a clear shot. To keep this info current the app sets up an automatic alert. Choose a reminder period of one month, three months, six months or a year so your photo is always up to date. Share this information instantly with officials via email right from the app.
While simple is definitely best in an emergency situation, we do wish this app had a little extra information for parents, such as emergency contact numbers or info from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Setting up user profiles for your children is extremely simple. The app uses standard style entry fields and wheels, so the app should be familiar to iPhone users. Just fill out each blank, use the launch camera button to capture a photo and you’re good to go.
Sharing the app’s information is also super simple. Open the profile for the missing child and tap the big red emergency bar at the bottom of the screen. The app will automatically draft an email. Just enter the address it needs to go to, and you’re done.
Safe & Sound reminds us a lot of a simplified version of the FBI Child ID app from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It serves a vital purpose and is a great, efficient way to collect important data. We especially love the update reminder feature. Is peace of mind worth a dollar? You betcha. So parents do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to make this app a part of your life. If you ever have the misfortune of losing your child it will be worth it.
Safe & Sound iPhone app requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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