*Featured on the Today Show, NBC October 29th: "The Sex Offender Search iPhone application is key"
*Featured on the Daily BUZZ TV Show, March 18th: "This is the app you need to know about to protect your children"
Other TV reviews for SOS:
ABC - WFTV Orlando Sep 24, 2009
NBC - WVLA Baton Rouge Oct 2, 2009
FOX - KTVI St. Louis Feb 2, 2010
FOX - WITI Milwaukee Mar 3, 2010
ABC - KITV Honolulu Mar 2, 2010
ABC - WGGB Springfield Mar 4, 2010
SOS (Sex Offenders Search) helps you locating registered sex offenders and sexual predators in your neighborhood, around your children's schools, friends, parks and campgrounds.
Our world can be a dangerous place. Knowledge and awareness are our first line of defense.
Are you moving to a new area? Are you buying/renting a new house? Will you be living close to any of those dangerous individuals? Are your children visiting a relative or a friend? Will they be safe?
Just activate your iPhone GPS and locate registered sex offenders in the area around you. You can also search offenders by name, by address, zip code or even near your contacts in the address book.
Offenders will be displayed on an interactive map on your iPhone. You will be able to navigate around and click on any of the locations to see the picture, name, address, and offenses of any individual you select.
Currently SOS only contains registered sex offenders located in the United States. Our database is updated once a day with new information as it becomes available. SOS requires the iPhone OS 3.0 to run.
Protect your family!
Optimized for iPhone X
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
It works, if they updated their address
The only problem I have is, it keeps centering on your location. What if I want to search a different area? Even an area that is close to where I live.
Nice App, but...
Very nice App with a few shortcomings. Not all offender's have addresses in the list although available on RI official web site. Some offenders are listed more than once with different addresses - which is good - but should be a way to determine which is the most recent. BIGGEST ISSUE and primary reason I gave only 3 stars is that the App does not map all offenders in the list view. In fact, in many instances offenders that are further away are displayed on the map while many that are closer are not. When this is fixed it is at least a 4 star and perhaps a 5 star App.
Good app with some areas to work on
Over all an good application with useful information. I have a few cons though. First, the program has crashed several times after it has been on for a couple of minutes. Another is that I live in a dense urban area but only show 5 offenders in my area and I know from other sources that there are quite a few more than that. Looking through the detail screens, I see that there are more listed that shown on the map. Also, when an address is searched to see what offenders are around this address, no blue icon shows the location of the searched address. Another is that both contact URLs on the Apple page lead to same page and is without link to developer of support.
Wish list would include the ability to flick through the detail images without having to back out and select another name in the list.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.