Have you ever left your iPhone or Android at home and felt cut off, stressed out or like some part of you was missing? According to a study from Pew Research Center, 44 percent of cell phone users have slept with their cell phone by their side so they didn’t miss a notification. That same study also found that 67 percent of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
We all may know someone who we consider to be “addicted” to their mobile device; however, it is possible that an attachment to a smartphone could actually save your life if you download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app offered by Emergency Communications Network (ECN).
The CodeRED Mobile Alert app is an easy-to-use app designed for iPhones and Androids. It delivers alerts from the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to a subscriber’s device. It allows smartphone users to stay alert and informed through the CodeRED system when they travel away from their community.
The app uses geospatial technology to send alerts based on a user’s location. According to a Google research study about understanding smartphone users, 87 percent of the users surveyed use their smartphone on-the-go. If an app user is traveling in or near a community that uses the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, the app will deliver active alerts for that area as pushed out by local public safety officials.
If you’re always checking your smartphone for notifications and you have the CodeRED app, then you won’t ever miss an alert. These alerts can save you time, help locate a missing person or keep you away from danger. You can download the app here.