Alert is a new app by HelpAround, Inc. designed to provide those who struggle with chronic health conditions emergency access to help when it is needed most. The app is compatible with Apple iOS HealthKit, and designed to send instant alerts regarding blood glucose. Unlike their first app Diabetes Helpers, Alert is designed for a wider range of health concerns.
“With Diabetes Helpers, we saw thousands of strangers stepping up to help each other, but we also learned how much fear our users cope with,” said Yishai Knobel, HelpAround founder and CEO. “We recognized that in times of trouble it is imperative for anyone to be able to easily reach the most trusted people in their lives.”
Alert can be accessed in an emergency situation, by simply shaking the iPhone or Android device. Once the app is launched, users can instantly notify their 3 designated contacts by shaking the phone a second time—or by taping on a large red button.
Along with the text message alert to the designated contacts, a conference call is instantly initiated, as well as the exact location of the user. The app requires data for use, but does not affect voice minutes. A free basic app is available in the Apple Store and on Google Play. Full services are available for $9.95.