*I actually saw this on the news and i thought this should be shared here, since a lot of us here on dealpl.us has a broad age group from teenagers, college students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and so on.
The following is the description of the app (Copied from App Store):
"Winner of the 2011 White House “Apps Against Abuse” Technology Challenge
By: ISIS, Inc. and The Line Campaign, Inc.
Featured in Cosmopolitan, the New York Daily News, MTV, Marie Claire, Cult of Mac and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Vice President Joe Biden says, “Thanks to the creativity and vision of these developers, young people now have a new line of defense against violence in their lives.”
With Circle of 6 you have a new way to connect with your most trusted friends- to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens! It's the mobile way to look out for your friends - on campus or when you're out for the night.
Circle of 6 lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes.
Here’s how it works:
• You're out late and you lose track of your friends. Use Circle of 6 to send your circle a “come and get me” message- with a map using GPS to show your precise location.
• You're on a date that starts to get uncomfortable. You need a polite way to excuse yourself. Use Circle of 6 to alert your circle to call you and interrupt the situation.
• You're seeing someone new, but you have some doubts about how things are going. Use Circle of 6 to access a wealth of online information about healthy relationships.
• In critical situations, use Circle of 6 to call two pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of your choice.
your welcome, i saw this on the news and i was like wow, that is an amazing app. I'm glad i can share it here and spread the word about it. It is also dear to my hear since there are so many females in the house and i am always worried.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention! This is an Awesome Idea and I will pass on the info to family and friends! I learn about SO many things that I didn't even know existed here on DP... Yet ANOTHER Reason WHY I LOVE it Here! :)