When I designed 911Buddy knew in my head how I wanted my app to look and how it should work, and I was clear right from the start. I knew it had to be simple and easy to use with as few steps as possible because the person using the app, relying on my technology, would be in crisis mode. Simplicity and ease of use therefore was most important. My partner and tech guru worked out how to make it possible to find a 911 center anywhere in the US, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands by using just two pieces of information. All you have to do is type in the city and the state. The state can be typed in full or with the post office two letter abbreviation. With that the app can make a life saving call. Of course if you fill out the fields in full, typing it or by importing contact information stored in the app, you get a more accurate call to the nearest 911 center to the emergency.
Then you press the green button and the call is made using the usual iPhone symbols you connect your loved one in distress to their 911 center in a three way call. There is also a mapping service included in the app. If you don’t know how to spell the location for instance you can drop a pin on the town in the app’s map and that information will be added to the Call For Help screen shown above. The idea with 911Buddy is give you an app that works, that is easy to use and will help you keep your loved ones safe wherever they live. I am happy to say my partner Jeff and I succeeded beyond my wildest hopes.