Voted as one of the two “best apps for domestic violence prevention” last year, the Aspire News App is a potentially life-saving app that allows victims of abuse to call for help at the touch of a button. The app contains summaries of top stories in world, sports, and entertainment news.
Additionally, if someone you know is in an abusive relationship – or if that someone is you – the Help section of the application contains resources for victims of domestic violence.
Please Note: This app does not serve as a replacement for emergency services – in any situation where you feel that you may be at risk, please dial 911 or your local emergency number.
Thanks for updating the Aspire News app. As always, we’re doing everything we can to improve your experience.
• Improved compatibility for devices on iOS 12 and above and iPhone 8 and above
• We resolved a bug where users reported the app freezing after clicking “X” on the top left corner of a news article
• You can now visit links within the app without it leaving a trace in your device’s browsing history
• Users have the ability to create custom messages for each contact in their list
• Added new articles to the “Get Educated” and streamlined the “Help” section of the app.
We appreciate you & your feedback. It helps us focus our design and development efforts to provide you with the very best mobile experience.
Ratings and Reviews
The idea is awesome. However, as someone who is in a verbal abusive relationship the app will get me in trouble. Here’s the thing, love how there’s news stories to make this app look like I’m reading about the news. However, when I go to the Get Educated section to learn about abuse and steps, the links link out to my web browser automatically instead of being inside the app. And there’s not much content about abusive relationships. There’s 4 content pieces. I want to know more. And it only links out to dr. Phil’s website. So then I have to clear my history browser. C’mon, if you’re creating something to keep women safe, don’t have it link out! Everything should be in the app.
?!? Doesn’t work - but wish it did.
I had my daughter install this on her phone. She wrote the Greyhound bus back to her college and is going to pick up an Uber ride back to her dorm.
She put both her dad and I down as contacts. And then she tried to see if it would work. It didn’t. None of us were contacted.
I thought you might be doing something wrong so I installed it on my phone and tried my husband as a contact… As a contact and nothing worked. When I tap the phone three times he did not get notified. I’ve typed it at the bar where the instructions said to tap and he did not get notified. On the Dr. Phil show it said you could tap anywhere or three times and the person you notify, nobody was notified. We have read the directions over and over and tried messing with various settings on your phone and it still is not working.
I am not as concerned for us. I thought this was a nice resource if it worked. However there are many other people who might look to this app as a resource and might not troubleshoot it to see if it works and might rely on it working when they are in a dangerous situation and it doesn’t work. Maybe there’s another way to make it work, but at this point I haven’t found how to do it.
I’ve had no issues
Maybe I just got lucky but I’ve had no issues with the app! As someone who was previously a domestic violence victim this app is so so important to me. I wish it existed back when I needed it. I tested out the alert thing and it’s worked every time and got my location correct, which is surprising because the Uber app never even gets it right. You can tell when it sends the message because after you tap three times on the tool bar the white words subtly blink once. I didn’t even catch it the first time I tested it.
Also- for those saying you can’t save contacts or anything, after you go through the intro click on the menu icon in the top left corner. Then click on help. And then click on get help. You’re able to add your contacts right there!
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED. THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION
- 29.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.