January 28, 2011 13:13 ET
ME911 Announces Its Family Safety and Security Mobile App for the iPhone, the First of Its Kind, for On-the-Go Parents and Globetrotters
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2011) - -- MacWorld -- ME911, an innovative San Francisco based company, offering family safety and security solutions announced its much anticipated mobile app for the iPhone called 'ME911' for on-the-go parents and globetrotters. What makes it the first of its kind is that the app turns the iPhone into a one-stop-spot for retrieving or sharing the user's vital information in an emergency.
In the animated world Gotham's police use the Batman signal for help in a crisis, for the real world there's ME911 Mobile. For instance whether a person loses his or her wallet and needs copies of their IDs, membership or credit cards or even if a parent is required to provide emergency responders with access to their child's vital information with only minutes to spare, ME911 Mobile swoops in to save the day!
"We are very excited to usher in ME911 Mobile starting with Apple's iPhone to provide a practical solution to solve our customers' needs," stated Clarence Wesley, ME911's CEO. "We've even leveraged several of its cutting edge features, such as the onboard high resolution camera to upload digital images of documents into the secure virtual locker, 'a la cloud,' with the click of a button."
The app's one-touch access saves time in an emergency. Users can create quick emergency profiles for up to four family members and a pet, which includes:
- Personal Profile with characteristic details like age, distinguishing marks, height, profile photo.
- Health Profile with information to help first responders effectively treat your loved ones like allergies, medical condition, insurance details, current medications, vaccinations.
- Emergency Contacts picked from your iPhone contact list for each member for quick access in an emergency.
Then there's the Virtual Locker on-the-go which is one central location unique to each family member that easily captures, stores, and organizes photos of vital documents like those frequent flyer cards, driver's licenses, membership cards, insurance info, credit cards, and more for quick access when needed literally at their fingertips.
The app even address the possibility of poor internet coverage with the 24/7 Virtual Assistant that allows users to directly call in to email or fax documents stored in their Virtual Locker wherever needed to save time. The same function also allows for text alerts to be sent to all emergency contacts with one-touch without having to go through an entire contact list.
"ME911 is a clever app that empowers you to be proactive about family safety and better handle emergencies while on the go," emphasized Azita Arvani of The Arvani Group (www.arvanigroup.com). "You can store a copy of critical documents like your passport, driver's license and credit cards and at the same time keep track of vital health information. You can also alert the appropriate friends and family members during emergencies, all in one place."
Unlike many of the apps created for the iPhone that lean towards games and entertainment, ME911's app is a powerful solution for parents, individuals with chronic health concerns or even travelers that want mobile access to vital digital assets and comprehensive protection for loved ones.
"ME911 Mobile for iPhone is a serious app for those that seriously want peace of mind. ME911 Mobile makes good use of the iPhone's hardware and software features to create a simple and easy user experience," Azita Arvani also commented.
The information stored on the app is private to the user and only accessible via their unique PIN number. Once users install the app and set-up their account they also get access to ME911.com. So if they ever misplace or lose their phone they can always retrieve their information securely from ME911.com with the same login details. Versions for other mobile platforms are expected to roll out in the coming months.
As a launch special, the app and the service are being offered free for iPhone users until March 31, 2011 at the app store. Users can also directly search for 'ME911' on their iPhones. To download and try the app for free iPhone users can visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/me911/id410537795?mt=8.
To learn more about ME911, people can visit www.ME911.com or check out the company's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/ME911/86672788860) and even follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ME911Inc) to stay informed.
ME911 is an innovative company offering 24/7 emergency response services to help keep families safe and also provides child safety IDs, USB keychains, and pet IDs. With ME911 members can send instant emergency alerts via text and email with just one phone call. ME911 also provides a virtual locker to store copies of vital documents securely online, accessible anytime, anywhere. For more information please visit www.ME911.com.