So many iPhone apps are designed to enrich your life. Here’s one that could one day save it.
The Silent Bodyguard is a personal security app that sends a discreet SOS distress signal, with GPS coordinates, to pre-programmed rescuers numbers via a panic button. The signal will continue to transmit every 60 seconds, with updated location, until the alarm is switched off. The interface also looks like a photo viewer so the attacker will be unaware that it has been activated.
Endorsed by Dr. Clint Van Zandt, a former FBI chief hostage negotiator and criminal profiler, Silent Bodyguard is intended for use when the user is unable to send a text or make a call.
While the app may seem a tad paranoid, it was the brainchild of Jo Perry, a Los Angeles mother whose two daughters had been close to real life violent situations: her youngest had a friend who was abducted and killed, while the elder attended uni where a student was murdered in a lab.
It is currently only available on the iPhone or iPod Touch, however it will be available on the Blackberry in coming months.
With a minimal cost of US$3.99 (AUS$4.99) it could well be one of those applications that provides piece of mind in the hope that you never have to use it.
First spotted on cultofmac.com.