React Mobile is a simple yet powerful personal safety solution that is transforming the way people call for help in emergencies. The React Sidekick personal safety device pairs with the React Mobile safety app so that users can quickly send out a widespread emergency alert without having to access and unlock their phone.
React Mobile is broken down into three main Safety Statuses; I’m Fine, Follow Me, and Help Me. Each one of these statuses will help your friends determine if you are safe or are in need of help.
The I’m Fine status lets your friends know that everything is fine and no action is needed. In this mode React Mobile won’t send out any notifications to your friends as there are no actions required. If you are making changes to the settings of React Mobile such as adding friends or adding in default messages you’ll more than likely want to leave it in the I’m Fine mode so no unnecessary notifications are sent out.
To enable the Follow Me mode you’ll want to slide the status bubble from I’m Fine to Follow Me. Once you’ve done this the Follow Me page will pop-up allowing you to fill in the information for your friend. On this page you’ll invite your React Mobile friends to follow you by tapping on the “+” button, add in the duration that you’d like your friends to follow you, add in your destination using the maps, add in the message you’d like to send to your friends, and choose if you want the Follow Me request to be sent to your Facebook and Twitter. Once you’ve filled in all of the information tapping on Send Request will send notifications to all of your friends and social networks chosen and you’ll see a list of people you’ve invited to follow on the Main Screen. From the Main Screen you’ll be able to quickly message or call the people who are following you by tapping on the perspective icons. Once the Follow Me request has been completed you can move it back to I’m Fine to end the request that you’ve sent. You’ll also be prompted to save the Follow Me request so you can quickly use it again if this is something you do frequently.
If you feel that you are in immediate danger you’ll want to enable the Help Me status. Slide the status bubble over to Help Me and React Mobile will automatically place a call to your local emergency services as well as send an immediate notification to all of your React Mobile friends. From the Settings Menu you can select the country for your emergency services to ensure that React Mobile contacts the correct departments or if you just want React Mobile to contact your friends you can disable calling emergency services. You can also edit the message that will be sent to all of your friends and choose if you want React Mobile to send a Help Me request to your friends, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Make sure to come into the Settings and customize these details before you’re in a situation where you’ll need to use the Help Me status. Once you feel that you are out of danger slide the Help Me back to I’m Fine and you’re friends and/or social networks will be updated letting them know that you are ok now.
React Mobile also works with the bluetooth connected React Sidekick which can be used to update statuses without the need to be inside of the app. If you purchase one you can connect it with the React Mobile app on your iPhone to enable you to click a button to update statuses. What’s really nice about using this is that if you iPhone screen is locked and in your pocket you can simply click a button and sent React Mobile into a Follow Me or Help Me status to alert your friends without seeming like you have. You can learn more about the React Sidekick by watching this video.