Guardly for iPhone: reaching loved ones in a disaster

Summary:The Guardly app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, providing one touch connection to a personal safety network and authorities during times of stress and disaster.

When disaster strikes the ability to reach family members and authorities quickly is priceless, and the folks at Guardly have our backs. The Guardly app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, providing one touch connection to a personal safety network and authorities during times of stress and disaster.

During an emergency event Guardly allows members of a user's defined personal network to communicate amongst each other through mobile web and web incident pages, SMS and voice conferencing for the duration of the emergency event. Events can be full-blown disasters or simply feeling threatened by a stranger while alone at night. The app lets the user decide if an event can be handled best by family members or if authorities should be informed. The Guardly system is also good for those with medical conditions who might require immediate assistance that is easily summoned.

The Guardly Premium service is $9.99 monthly or $99.99 per year and is currently available on the iPhone, with BlackBerry and Android versions in the works.

Topics: CXO, iPhone, IT Employment, Mobility

About

James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.