Amika®Panic for Mobile is a personal safety app that instantly lets others know you are in trouble, along with your location. Whether you need help in an emergency or want to let people know you are OK after a dangerous event such as a fire or shooting nearby, Amika®Panic for Mobile makes it easy with a simple and intuitive app. It’s easy for anyone to use.
NOTE: This is the personal version of the Amika®Panic for Mobile app, which can be used by anyone without requiring connectivity to an Amika Mobility Server (AMS) mass notification solution. If you are looking for the Amika®Panic Enterprise app, it is at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amikamobile.panic.enterprise
This app provides PANIC and I-AM-OK icons, giving you the ability to quickly and easily initiate alert messages to contacts that you specify. Either a PANIC or an I-AM-OK message may be sent, simply by launching the app. Messages incorporate your location and your contact information, and are sent by text (SMS) and email within seconds.
(If you are part of an organization that has purchased an AMS solution, this app can also be configured to initiate alert messages through that solution to members of your organization. Your organization's security team must provide you with instructions.)
Sample uses: - get help from friends and family if you are followed when walking alone at night - ask for help from security when threatened in an isolated parking lot or building - ask your family to let you know when they have arrived safely
PANIC INITIATION: Press the red icon. Your device will vibrate with increasing urgency, and a cancel button appears with a countdown. If the cancel is not pressed before the countdown expires, the PANIC message and your location will be sent immediately.
I-AM-OK INITIATION: Press the green icon, then press the I-AM-OK button. The message and your location will be sent immediately.
NOTE: Amika®Panic SMS messages rely on availability of wireless carrier service. The email and AMS messaging rely on either WiFi or cellular data service. Depending upon your cellular plan, you may be charged for these services. Location provision relies on your device's GPS capability being enabled. The app will only activate GPS when sending a message, and for a very short time thereafter. If location services are not available at activation, your last known location will be provided (with a "stale" warning). If the location subsequently becomes available, a second message will be sent. Note that location accuracy is affected by GPS satellite line of sight.
- Added introduction interface
- Added the ability to trigger panics by pressing the power button multiple times
- Added warning message when GPS is disabled with the option to view the location settings page