Guardian - Safe Walk by SJ Apps, LLC (iPhone)
Released: Apr 11, 2016
Version: 1.4.1
Size: 21 MB
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Guardian - Safe Walk

SJ Apps, LLC
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Feel safe when you're walking alone

Guardian texts your friends your location, name and phone number when you run into danger while walking on the streets.

All you have to do is walk!


Pick a destination on the map, put your phone in your pocket, and then walk. That's it, seriously!

If you run into trouble during your walk:
• Start running
• Stray a block or two from the route
• Violently shake your phone

Any of these will set off Guardian's 45-second alarm, and when that alarm reaches zero your friends are texted your location, name and phone number.

If you're safe and sound simply unlock your phone and cancel the alarm. You'll be automatically rerouted to your destination!

When you do get to your destination, you're asked to confirm your safe arrival. Simply say yes and your friends are notified you made it!

Guardian is the the most high-tech, reliable, and easy-to-use safety-navigation app on the App Store today.

By utilizing all of the latest motion & GPS hardware available on your iOS9 device along with our state of the art behavior-detection algorithms, Guardian knows exactly when to alert your friends.


Why Is Guardian Safer?

Commonly, safety apps force you to keep your phone in your hand or leave your finger on your unlocked screen for the entire walk.

This is a stressful waste of battery that attracts all sorts of unwanted attention to your pricey iPhone on the street -- wuh oh!

With Guardian your phone stays out-of-sight and out-of-mind, making you less of a target on the street.


Why is Guardian Easier?

Guardian's got your back -- in the background.

Guardian is optimized to run entirely in the background, leaving you free to answer your calls, texts, or check your social media while staying safe. It also saves battery.


Is Guardian Cost-Effective?

Guardian is pay-as-you-go so that you never have to commit to a subscription, and comes with 20 trips to start with.

You can get another twenty any time you like for $0.99. That's a nickel a trip!


Does Guardian Automatically Call 911?

In emergencies where you cannot speak, 911 has no way of knowing where you are. More often than not, 911 operators have just a cell phone tower address -- yiiiikes scary!

With that fact in mind, we provide the ability to quickly call 911 with two button pushes, but choose to only automate texting your friends.

Guardian texts your guardians your exact location, so that they can then pass it along to the authorities if need be.

Your friends receive two more location updates at two-minute intervals, so that they can keep the authorities up-to-date.


Does Guardian Keep My Privacy?

We pride ourselves on our refusal to data-mine or create backdoors. Your walking habits are your own business.

We do not store nor create user profiles; that way we can guarantee your data never leaves your hands.


No Live Map of My Walk To Share?

Live-streaming your location is inherently dangerous and destroys data plans. By not relying on live map links, we know strangers can't watch your activity online.

No permalink means maximum safety, uptime, and privacy.


Academic Institution Discount

If you are an academic institution and would like to buy copies of Guardian in bulk for your students or faculty you get a lovely discount!


Feedback? Need Support?

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life

What's new in version 1.4.1
• Exercise Mode
Now you can go for a run with Guardian! Turn on Exercise Mode in your Settings and you're ready for the races. Guardian will no longer trigger an emergency when you run. It will however trigger an emergency if you stand still for more than 3 minutes, so keep moving unless something's wrong!

• Smaller Texts
We want to make sure your Guardians don't get overwhelmed with segmented text messages, so we've made every optimization possible in order to make sure 99% of your messages fit in one standard text. This has the added benefit of improving delivery time as well.

• Address Lookup
When you're in an emergency it's crucial that your address is as detailed as possible, that way your friends and the police can quickly locate you. With this update, we get more specific about the borough of the city you're in. We also get more detailed addresses when on college campuses.

• Shaking Trigger
We've made the shaking motion for triggering emergencies more organic-feeling without increasing the likelihood of accidentally setting it off in your pocket while you walk or run. Give it a shake and see how it feels!

Upcoming Features:

• Create your own route!

You'll have the ability to place markers and create custom routes, that way if you want to run a lap around the neighborhood you can make it in just one trip -- not two. We've gotten some awesome feedback from runners/bikers and this is easily their most-asked-for feature!

If you enjoy using Guardian, it'd really warm our hearts if you went and gave us a little rating/review. We'd really appreciate that.

Feel free to send feedback, questions, and concerns to anytime! We love feature requests!
Our verdict: Good
  • + Guardian - Safe Walk is a highly rated app (5-star).
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