SALT LAKE CITY–()–With the rise of social media and use of mobile devices, individuals have the ability to serve as the eyes and ears during potentially dangerous situations. Time is of the essence in cases of abductions, robberies and other personal crimes, with every minute passing exponentially decreasing the chance of rescue. Mobile app developer Apptooth today introduced HERO™, a mobile app that provides the ability to instantly stream live video, audio and GPS coordinates from a smartphone in times of need.
“HERO is a powerful tool to not only empower a victim of a crime, but to also capture vital information through audio, video and GPS coordinates related to the event”
The new technology is endorsed by Elizabeth Smart, whose abduction and recovery motivated parents, law enforcement, and worldwide leaders to focus on child safety. In the 10 years since her abduction, Smart has become an advocate for change, and through the Elizabeth Smart Foundation has helped increase awareness of personal safety and how to prevent abductions.
“HERO is a powerful tool to not only empower a victim of a crime, but to also capture vital information through audio, video and GPS coordinates related to the event,” said Smart. “This personal security app can help give a greater sense of safety in times of need.”
In times of need, with a simple tap of an icon, the user of the HERO app can instantly stream audio, video and GPS coordinates, capturing vital information and sending it to the user’s social network and to other HERO subscribers within a five-mile radius. Subscribers can select a range of features, including emergency, custom and instant crowd alerts, HERO tracking, Facebook login, and alert and location mapping. Uses of the HERO app can apply to a variety of scenarios, including child abduction, robbery, assault and car accidents, as well as less serious situations such as a lost dog. HERO provides a greater sense of security by leveraging the power of crowd sourcing and a smartphone.
To download HERO for free, visit www.apptooth.com/Hero and click on the Apple App Store icon for iOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod) or the Google Play icon for Android.
Apptooth is a leading app development company specializing in producing some of the world’s best-selling mobile apps in a variety of platforms. The company’s leading programmers have developed more than 240 mobile apps, which have been downloaded more than 40 million times and available in 70 countries worldwide. For more on Apptooth, visit www.apptooth.com.
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