A while ago I wrote about my Startup Bus experience and about a prototype for an app called Yank that my team built on the bus. After doing our due diligence and some weeks of testing, we released the app into the app store. It is currently only available for iOS devices.
The idea for this personal safety app is simple – let the app run in the background of your phone while you are out on a run or walk listening to your music. If someone or something threatens you or compromises your safety in any way, simply yank the headphones out of your phone and your emergency contacts will receive texts and/or emails with your GPS location saying that you may be in trouble.
I recently talked about the app on News Channel 9’s Bridge Street, check it out below.
More features are already in the works so stay tuned. Please download the app and let us know what you think.