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Watch Over Me - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Watch Over Me. This app will contact your emergency contacts if you don't check in on time. It could save a life.
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September 20, 2014
Watch Over Me review

What is Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me is a GPS application that tracks your movements. If you’re not where you’re supposed to be the app will alert your emergency contacts so they can try to get a hold of you or seek help if need be. This is great for pretty much everyone.

Here’s how it works. Say you’re going for a run. You tell Watch Over Me how long you intend to be gone. If you don’t check in with the application at the appointed time, the app will send your GPS info to your emergency contacts. From there they can try to get a hold of you to make sure you’re okay, call the police, or an ambulance if need be.

You’ll have to sign up for an account and it does support Facebook sign up and log in if you happen to be a Facebook user. Otherwise it’s just a phone number, email, name, and password so it’s nothing difficult. You’ll also need to set your emergency contacts so the app knows who to get a hold of in case you aren’t where you’re supposed to be.

It works rather well and the interface is easy to use. It follows the Holo design standard which will make fans of that design happy. The only real bad thing is the app only includes a 3-day trial. From there you’ll need to fork out $24 per year or $3.99 per month to use the service. That has made some people mad.

Watch Over Me review
Overall, this is a powerful application. It’s great if you’re older, disabled, or if you live in a shady neighborhood. It’s also great for parents who want to make sure their kids are okay. We would’ve liked to have seen a group rate for families, but the price isn’t horrifying. If you like what you see, give the 3-day trial a try.