Introducing the Daniel Morcombe Foundation 'Help Me' App. A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations!
MAJOR SAFETY FEATURES…
The 'Help Me' button sounds a warning and allows you to can send off an SMS text to two (2) nominated 'safety' numbers, as part of your Trusted Safety Network. Included in the text are GPS co-ordinates from where the text was sent, so the sender can be located or a last known place of contact is indicated.
CREATING YOUR SAFETY NETWORK…It’s Easy!
Mobile phone numbers for your ‘safety’ numbers are easily obtained from your Contacts with a simple manual check and upload of the numbers. These numbers form part of your Trusted Safety Network and can be simply changed at any time by going to the Settings menu item and updating your desired numbers. This is particularly helpful when people are not in your immediate area, there are shared parental responsibilities or someone could be away on holidays for a period of time.
MORE GREAT KEY FEATURES…
Like this the easy-to-use Notes page that allows you to simply record important details that can be stored for later recall should you require. Just tap the screen, enter the information, make sure to tap ‘save’ and all the details will be stored in your DMF App. To recall saved information, just click on the Notes icon at the top right hand side of the screen and it will list the history details including time and date recorded.
OTHER USER FEATURES…
Includes Helpful Numbers commonly required for assistance. Just tap the screen and you can be easily connected to the number.
RESOURCES - This App also provides a range of helpful resources and assistance that is designed to educate kids and parents on how to keep safe plus keep them up to date on the latest news! It offers safety and assistance for children and reassurance for parents and adults.
IDEAL FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING…
Children and youth, elderly & seniors, shift workers, recreational enthusiasts, pregnant mums, people with medical conditions, holidaymakers, school camps,
Backpackers and more!
Fixed an issue selecting contacts on some phone versions
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea but has shortcomings.
This is a great idea but has some shortcomings.
1. The spell checker should be removed from the vehicle registration field in notes. I typed in GUH and it was corrected to HUH. This could be fatal to a search for an abductor. It doesn’t correct when you are in the field, only once you have moved to another field.
2. The GPS coordinates in my test message were a 3 minute walk from where the phone actually is. Where someone is being held hostage in a fixed location a police cordon could still help find the person, hopefully before some harm comes to them. However, if they were in a moving vehicle to be so far off would be more a problem.
GPS location is inaccurate
Good app in theory but the GPS location in the text is not very accurate
Spell check needs to be removed
I’ve tested this app out before asking my son to download it.
One massive problem is that the spell check changes the license plate details. Obviously, the letters of the majority of license plates aren’t an actual word, and they were corrected every time I tried with random numbers I could see in the car park.
Even if the other details are filled in correctly, the actual car would be overlooked because it has the “wrong” license plate. I think that would be more dangerous than *only* having all the other details. Please fix this, it will benefit anyone who has the misfortune to need it.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.