App of the Week – ManDown

Published On January 6, 2016 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

mandownNothing is more terrifying than being alone and suddenly needing emergency help. Thats why ManDown is the App of the Week. 

Smartphones are now part of outlives. And with a smartphone and the ManDown app you are never alone. The ManDown app alerts family, friends or colleagues automatically if you have an emergency even if you are unconscious. The app send out emergency notifications via text, phone or email.

The ManDown app monitors your movements and can be set for minutes or hours up to 24 hours. If the user does not move for a set amount of time a pre-alarm warning will activate. If the phone is not moved your smartphone go into a full alarm mode. In the full alarm mode the phone sends out a local, audible alarm. The phone also sends out a text, email and phone call to selected emergency contacts. That message will also provide your GPS location.

Many elderly people enjoy an independent life. But with age comes hazards and sometimes this can have family members worried. Falls in the home is a major cause of injury to the elderly. ManDown can help ease the worry of family members.

But ManDown is useful for many people including;

  • Fire and police first responders.
  • Military personnel.
  • Workers in potentially hazardous situations.
  • People who work alone such as postal workers, utility workers, security guards and convenience store clerks.
  • Physically or developmentally handicapped people living alone.
  • People with health conditions
  • Children
  • College Students
  • Caregivers and baby sitters
  • Hikers , campers and and people who enjoy activities in remote locations.

Unlike other personal emergency alert monitors ManDown has no monthly fees. The app also has a SOS button the user can activate when in need and when activated constantly monitors the users GPS location.

ManDown is $2.99 and available for Apple and Android.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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