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Help Me (FREE ) for Blackberry Smartphones – Emergency Siren Device with Auto SMS and GPS locator

By James Richardson on 19 Oct 2012 10:58 am EDT
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Hitting App Word this week is 'Help Me' which in my opinion is possibly one of the coolest apps I have found for BlackBerry in a long time. It may not be one for us chaps but for the ladies this thing rocks.

Although I have been using the free version of the app there is also a paid one costing $2.99. I have no idea what the difference is though - as far as I can see the descriptions are identical.

Let's look at this from a ladies perspective: You are walking down the street and suspect you are being followed or a bad man is going to 'get you'. Open Help Me and press the start button and the following will happen: The BlackBerry will sound a loud police siren noise which should hopefully scare the bad guy away. But that's just the start. The application will automatically send a SMS to a chosen contact with a designated message of your choice. So for example it could say something along the lines of 'emergency' or 'help' or even just 'call me'.

In addition your GPS coordinates will also appear on the text message if Police action is required. So for peace of mind this app is absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend getting this on your phones ladies. You never know when it may just save your life!

I have found one tiny bug with the app, however it will not affect its usefulness. When I do a battery pull and the BlackBerry reboots the siren goes off which it a little annoying, but I will mention this to the dev and I am sure this will be rectified with an update. Either way, he/she deserves a pat on the back. Awesome app! 

Full Features of the app include:

  • Turn your BlackBerry into an emergency siren device.
  • Produce the loudest emergency siren sound to grab other people's attention.
  • Location tracking is available to allow your contact person to know where you are. 
  • Auto-SMS function to send your help message together with current location to your contact person. 
  • Give you extra personal protection, and it may save your life.
  • User friendly and easy to use.
  • No additional hardware is required. 

More information/Download Help Me (free) for BlackBerry smartphones

Reader comments

Help Me (FREE ) for Blackberry Smartphones – Emergency Siren Device with Auto SMS and GPS locator

14 Comments

Great app!!
But i think dont only is usseful for ladies. Here in Mexico, both men and women are in risk thanks to so bad police system

Live Long and Prosper!

Just dial 911 instead of browsing apps to find it. Gps not reliable enough, constant "waiting for gps" etc. Women should not be dressing inappropriate or walking down dark areas

I cannot believe you just said "Women should not be dressing inappropriate or walking down dark areas"
NO ONE, man or woman deserves or asks to be attacked in any way. That statement is what keeps people from reporting being attacked and allows the attacker to continue ruining other peoples lives. Never mind the people who are attacked in broad day light.
If that is your opinion you really should keep it to yourself!

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and you should learn to respect other people's opinions if you ever want yours to be taken seriously... Although in an ideal world young hot women should be able to walk on a Babydoll and high heels with lots of jewelery though the middle of The Bronx at 3am without anything happening to them, in real world it is stupid to think that can be ever possible everywhere and common sense would avoid lots of trouble for a lot of people...

Exactly. I didn't mean to offend anyone. Anything that increases the odds of being attacked should not be done. There's no need to be wearing red pumps with a miniskirt at 3 am in a bad area. This is where a lot of attacks happen. That's all I'm saying. If you swim with sharks don't complain when you are bitten.

Umm.. i respectfully wish to make a change to the previous statement. Women should be able to walk wherever they please and at what time they please and dress as they please. It's men who shouldn't take any of that as an invitation to harm a woman. Sadly though, there are men who feel that any or all of those are invitations for agressively abusing another human being. So sad. This is a great app for anyone who might find themselves in a situation they don't want to be in. This is a very useful app. I'd rather have it before I need it, than afterwards.

While that statement about women who shouldn't be dressing inappropriately may sound offensive, I believe the heart of the message is to minimize risk. I could say it's my right to walk around in a sketchy neighbourhood wearing expensive jewellery and holding a wad of cash. But I'm sure most people would agree that I'd be inviting someone to rob me. I don't agree with either crime being justified. It's just about reducing that temptation. Everyone needs to do their part in order to be safe. Peace.

Nice idea,...but the app needs to also enable the device's GPS,....and send the user's number with the text msg,...so the receivers can immediately give it to the proper authorities and their device can be track a lot faster. As we already know, time is of the essence when someone is being abducted!

JMD

Sounds like an alternative to a seperate personal alarm. But you can never beat using a personal alarm, or miniture smoke detecter you modded to be pocket sized, to get people's attention. ;)

We experienced a situation where a friend had a diabetic episode driving in the country at night with someone who wasn't familiure with the area. Our friend was in a medical emergency and it took us quite a while to locate them because landmarks couldn't be seen, no street signs in the country. GPS locating would have saved precious time.

And as for the comments about women needing to dress appropriatly, it's ashame you feel men are nothing more than animals who can't control their sexual urges anytime they see something they want. I guess some men haven't evolved past prehistoric times where cavemen beat on their chests and compared d**k sizes to see who gets to mate.