What if a beautiful drive turns into an unfortunate mishap or a small cardiac arrest turns even horrifying with nobody around? Are you prepared for them? The hard truth about emergencies is that they are always unpredictable and most of them turn out from simple things you least bother about. Whether or not you are prepared for emergencies, having Help Me Pro on your Android phone can alert your guardians, friends, family and emergency authorities and get their help with just one tap.
Help Me Pro is very simple to understand and requires a onetime configuration before you get started to use the help button. You can add multiple phone numbers of your guardian, friends, doctor or even emergency services in your state. These will be the numbers that will be contacted by texts (sms) or called up to explain the situation when you are not in a position to search for you contact and call them for help. The app also has ability to send out emails to people you have added to the list, all you need to do is select the default mail account on your device and add people from your contacts. The phone numbers and mail address can selectively added in case a contact has multiple email address or phone numbers in his contact profile.
The home screen of the app displays all your emergency contacts below the big red HELP! Button which triggers all the configured communications when tapped. You can have a custom message added as your emergency text, such as “Please Help me, I am in an emergency situation at …” which will be followed by your precise location in text format captured by device GPS and mobile network. After tapping the HELP! Button the app can wait for a few seconds and give you some time to cancel the action in case you accidently triggered the button or feel the emergency can be handled. While the app makes a call to your primary contact as soon as it surpasses the delay counter, in the background it is working to get your texts delivered to everyone in the list and even sends out emails along with the precise location acquired through GPS.
While there can be situations when you overcome these emergencies finding someone at help nearby and want to notify everyone that you are safe. By re-tapping the same button that turns grey on the first hit, you can send a “I am OK now” kind of message to the in the list giving them a sign of relief.
Help Me Pro can practically be triggered in just one tap with it being used as a widget on home screen so unlike many iPhone apps that promise the same thing but need to be first located in the app list by multiple taps and swipes, your android phone can practically let you place an emergency request with one tap if you have Help Me Pro’s 1×1 widget placed on your home screen. The widget consumes the least area and you can leave it lying in the corner of a home screen. It works in the same way the app does, except that you will need to return back to the app to turn the emergency mode off. But it definitely is a very reliable way to have your emergency button in the most accessible part of the device’s UI.
Considering how helpful and active Facebook users and tweeters can be, we did miss the unavailability of social media integration in the first look but Help Me Pro actually proved its power with its simplicity and a flawless experience in every case.
Help Me Pro is definitely worth the spent, specially keeping in mind how useful it can turn out to be for youngsters and parents who prioritize safety over restrictions. Help Me Pro is available on the Play Store for $9.99, a price tag that’s pricy to look at, but not costlier than the priceless life of your loved ones and you at first.