If there’s a new app that should be gaining the attention it needs, it would be Help! It’s an Android emergency app that ‘can potentially save lives.’ Right now, the app is on Kickstarter and waiting for its boost. As its developer, Joe Reilly, describes it, the app is intended to be used in emergency situations.

With a touch of a button, the app automatically starts recording audio and video while uploading the footage to its remote server. Once the server connection has been broken, the app will send out an email to one or more address that the user has designated. This will give them footage of any emergency situation necessary for the Android user.

As of this writing, the app has reached $1400 pledges and 56 backers. It still needs $7700 by February 1 so that the app will be funded.



Help! is an emergency smartphone app that, at the touch of a button begins recording audio and video while simultaneously uploading the footage to a remote server. When the server connection is broken (turning off the app, battery dying, etc) an email goes out to 1 or more addresses you have designated to alert your family, friend, lawyer, etc that there is a video waiting for them and that you may need help. This way you are never without an alibi, a witness, or someone who knows what’s going on. The email comes with a message that tells the recipient you have activated “Help!” along with your location and a link to view or download the footage.

No one can steal your phone and destroy the evidence because it’s already backed up and distributed.

Have a feeling something isn’t right or you think some creep might be following you down a dark alley? Activate “Help!” just in case, until the danger passes. You can always call your emergency contact(s) and tell them to disregard the email.

Are you getting pulled over and want to make sure the law enforcement follows the rules? It’s your word against theirs without “Help!”

Witnessing a robbery or hostage situation? “Help!” gives no visible indication it is activated unless you set it to.

At a protest and things getting out of hand? Help serve truth and justice without worrying that someone can get away with anything by confiscating or breaking your phone!

This App could save your life or keep you out of jail someday!

Everyone you love should have this app on their phone.


Christine Torralba
Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.