Apple, iPhone, and the Future of Travel

Apple, iPhone, and the Future of Travel

Plerts’ BuddyGuard 1.0 was featured in a mobile technologies presentation by Jonny Evans of ComputerWorld at the Eye For Travel conference in London this week. Slide 9: Where are we now? I’ve told you a little about what’s already happening. But already your smartphone is: Your tour guide Your travel magazine Your augmented reality machine, [...]

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The Evolution of Personal Alerts

The Evolution of Personal Alerts

This month we will have released 4 applications related to emergency alerts, mobile security, and personal health. Over the years we’ve refined the user interface from a complex set of choices, down to the simplest way to send an alert — not pressing a button at all. This post goes back in history to our [...]

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Plerts Can Help During a Natural Disaster

Plerts is a free iOS app created by security programmers Tony Alagna and Colin Anawaty to help in any emergency situation. As soon as the Plerts app is launched, it captures images and audio every 8-10 seconds, transmitting the data and GPS “bread crumbs” to the Plerts secure servers.

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Natural Disaster? There’s An App For That

Natural Disaster? There’s An App For That

As Friday’s earthquake in Japan demonstrates, natural disasters happen. And when they do, the first two things to go down are electricity and telephone services. The massive earthquake in Japan was a perfect example. Power was cut for millions of people, which meant that TVs and radios were useless for getting emergency instructions. And phone [...]

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BuddyGuard App Follows Your Every Move

BuddyGuard App Follows Your Every Move

There is no way to make this sound anything other than a promotion, but this is a pretty useful app that at the risk of sounding rather melodramatic, could save lives. Called BuddyGuard, the free app, available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry and launching today in the U.K. House of Lords, makes good use of [...]

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Austin Company Launches Security App For Smartphones

Austin Company Launches Security App For Smartphones

BuddyGuard was created my MPower Labs and offers the user a safety net when they are going into a dangerous situation alone. Unfortunately bad people exist, so this is just an extra layer of protection just like turning on the alarm on your car,” said Colin Anawaty. “This is your alarm when you’re walking back to it.”

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BuddyGuard Turns Your iPhone Into A Lifeline Monitor

BuddyGuard Turns Your iPhone Into A Lifeline Monitor

Lots of apps promise to make your life easier. But MPower Labs‘ BuddyGuard offers to actually save your life. BuddyGuard VIP provides a suite of services that aim to act as a safety net when you think you might be going into a dangerous situation. The app is designed to be launched and left running [...]

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Successful Test With Travis County Emergency Response

Successful Test With Travis County Emergency Response

Today we completed a series of successful tests with the Travis County Combined Transportation, Emergency & Communications Center. CTECC is a partnership involving the City of Austin, Travis County, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Texas Department of Transportation.

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Plerts Blends Check-ins With Medical And Personal Safety

Plerts Blends Check-ins With Medical And Personal Safety

Today, startup Plerts is unveiling a service that combines accessibility, geographic location, and privacy for medical and personal safety. Plerts allows users to privately tap into their social graph when they need extra peace of mind.

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