Avanquest Software has developed an app that may save lives during emergency situations. Imagine you’re alone when you are struck by an acute allergic reaction, a heart attack, or some other life threatening condition that can make it difficult for you to call for help and explain your predicament. The Mobile Alert, which will be distributed via cell phone operators, manufacturers, and resellers rather than through app stores, provides a big red panic button that, when pushed, activates a series of actions like calling paramedics, messaging your emergency contacts, and displaying your health conditions, allergies, and any other warnings. The messages that it sends out contain location information, so the stricken person can be quickly located, and, according to GigaOM, it will also sound a siren to alert people around that someone needs attention.
Interestingly, Avanquest claims that the app will be able to contact emergency services even when you’re traveling and are outside your country of residence.
(hat tip: GigaOM)