Earlier today the folks at iStore announced that in partnership with CAP, it has launched ReactPlus, a panic button app that has features to help protect users in a variety of potential dangerous situations and request help at the tap of a button, no matter where they are in South Africa.
But how does the app work? After signing up, users can jog, cycle, train or drive anywhere, confident that if anything bad should happen they are covered with 24/7, country-wide, armed response. Built for both iPhone and Apple Watch, ReactPlus allows users to activate an alert even when their iPhone is not within reach.
With Apple Watch Cellular, ReactPlus works independently of iPhone and even if you leave your iPhone at home. Should your iPhone get taken, you can still activate an alert on your Apple Watch Cellular and get immediate help from the closest armed response.
In addition to this, iStore will be offering all customer who purchase an Apple Watch Cellular from iStore the first six months of ReactPlus for free, and thereafter a subscription fee of R39 per month applies. ReactPlus can be dowloaded from the App Store.
Key features of the app include;
- Help Me – Once activated the ReactPlus app broadcasts the user’s location to all the nearest responding security partners as well as the app’s 24 hour Command Centre that tracks users in real time and assists the responder by providing them with all the required information.
- Meet – This unique feature allows users to use ReactPlus when they are meeting a stranger at any location outside their home. By triggering “Meet” ReactPlus will immediately prompt the user to enter the meeting address. A safe meeting window will then be assigned. Once the scheduled meeting is completed, ReactPlus will check-in with the user to ensure that they are safe. This will be validated with a unique security code that would have been chosen by them at the beginning of their meeting. Should no response be received, or the code entered incorrectly, armed response will immediately be dispatched to the location.
- Ride – “Ride” has been built to ensure users have a companion checking whether they arrived safely at their destination. Users can trigger the “Ride” function before they commence their trip, ReactPlus will ask them to confirm their destination and expected arrival time. Once their expected arrival parameters have been met, ReactPlus will automatically check-in to see if they are safe. Similar to Meet, this will be validated with a unique security code that would have been provided to the user at the beginning of their trip.