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.
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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.
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!
Not accessible to screen reader users
If you are a blind person in a domestic abuse situation, you can feel further abused by downloading this app and not being able to use it. Because the app was not coded correctly and the developers really don't care, as a voiceover user on the iPhone, you won't even be able to get past the get started section. Even if you can find someone to help you get past this section, I have very low hopes that the app would even be accessible at all based on what I experienced. I'm glad that I was just thinking of getting this as a back up measure and that I'm not actually in an abusive situation because if I were, this would have brought me down to my lowest point. I deleted it off of my phone, and I feel sorry for the other blind people who are trying to depend on it and who can't use it.
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- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED. THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION
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- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.