mySOS launches SA's newest emergency app

mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA.
mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA.
When you are in trouble, who will you call?

The recent launch of a South African emergency app is set to add significant value to everyday users, emergency service providers, sporting events and security complexes to name but a few.

Good for everyday use

What makes the app unique is the fact that it is not only useful for emergencies, but for everyday use as well.

mySOSEmergency provides an integrated platform for access to the closest, most appropriate numbers for medical emergencies, fire and police services, national sea rescue and roadside assistance, nationwide.

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The 1-button emergency activation will automatically notify contacts about the incident and your GPS location.

mySOS – Find Near Me option will help you find the closest relevant service for your situation and includes hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, police stations and veterinarians in your surrounding area.

With built-in TomTom navigation it removes the hassle of finding these providers and it will navigate you straight to their doorstep.

Ideal for active people

The app also boasts features like Track Me, that will automatically notify relatives or emergency contacts if users haven’t reached their destinations within the planned journey time. Ideal for people that spend time outdoors, exercising or travel on their own.

The mySOS app is able to geo locate users and provide emergency services with the appropriate incident information, and an exact location of the incident.

It will benefit tourists, schools, security estates, travellers and the general public in South Africa.

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mySOS partnered with TomTom for all mapping and navigation solutions and uses up to date healthcare data, supplied by Medpages.

The mySOS app is a smartphone app available for both iOS and Android.

For further information about the mySOS app or to discuss business opportunities, visit mySOS, like their Facebook Page or Twitter handle: @mysos.

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Image: Emergency Phone from Shutterstock.

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