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Emergency Ringer: Get through even when a phone is on silent

For Emergencies, Teens and Finding Android Phones

Emergency Ringer: Get through even when a phone is on silent

For Emergencies, Teens and Finding Android Phones

$61
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 14 2019 10:09 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 14, 2019

About

Your going about your day maybe just watching TV, taking a bath or painting your nails with your phone not near you and on silent.  When you finally check your phone there are a ton of missed calls and texts. 

Your family needed you and you were not there...

Be there with Emergency Ringer!


My Inspiration:

HELP!
HELP!

On a nice summer day I was driving my 13 year old daughter home from ice skating.  School just ended and we were talking about summer plans and our upcoming vacation.  We were traveling about 40mph when I looked in the rear view mirror and saw a car come flying across the road.  It smashed the rear of the car next to us then plowed into me with enough force to put my car into a spin.  While my car was in the spin the other car hit me in the front and spun me back and onto a dirt divider then into oncoming traffic. We were lucky traffic was light and we were not seriously hurt.  After checking my daughter and the other 2 drivers were all alive and without major injuries I called my wife.  I called her 10 times and sent texts including pictures of the car.  My daughter tried calling my son over and over.  We needed help.  Police were on the way, the car was totaled, my back and shoulder were hurt, we were both shaken and our house was about 30 minutes away.

Answer PLEASE!!!
Answer PLEASE!!!

After about an hour on the side of the road my wife FINALLY called me crying. Both their phones were on silent while my son was watching youtube and my wife was painting her nails.  Now I'm calming her down so she can drive safe and get to helping us!


The Solution - Emergency Ringer!

After telling my business partner what happened we started to develop the framework for this project.

Emergency Ringer Will:

Reside on the phone of the purchaser, allowing that person to select contacts who will be able to make the phone break silence when necessary.

Have a challenge/response so not every call the select contact makes the willl make the phone break silence.  After all the phone may be on silent for a reason and not every call is important.

Be lightweight and not use many resources or battery.

Help find lost android phones on silent, or apple phones without needing to log into icloud.

Affordable, since this is a set it once and forget it app ads  will not work to monetize it.  We hate ads anyway.


TEENAGERS  another amazing use is getting teenagers to answer the phone!! 

I bought my daughter a phone at age 10 when she started doing things out of the house without us.  The idea was with a phone we could keep in touch... BUT in 3 years and well over 100 calls my daughter has only answered her phone maybe 10 times.

The problem is kids are in many places they have to have the phone on silent like school, work, church, lessons etc.. and they forget to turn the ringer back on.  To make it worse they still hear music and videos with headphones because its a separate volume.

After speaking with many parents we found this to be a very common problem and source of stress and frustration among them.

After a few missed calls or texts in a row you start to wonder if they are OK. Why are they not answering me?

Emergency ringer installed on your loved ones phone will allow you to make that phone sound with a persistent alert to the missed call and its importance.


Our Progress and use of Kickstarter Funds

Emergency Ringer - Android version in development
Emergency Ringer - Android version in development

We are working with a US based app company to build this project.  We have completed most of the front end and part of the back end for the Android version.

Our goal of $15K will be used to complete the Android version and have it market ready.

35K STRETCH GOAL - Complete market ready version for IOS

55K STRETCH GOAL - Marketing and translating into different languages for international sale.


Thank you for considering funding this project.  

Your generosity will help bring this project to market allowing people to silence their phone with confidence knowing in an emergency they can be reached.

Risks and challenges

We have gotten past all the risks involved with developing the app. The only foreseeable risk would be getting word out to the target demographic.
We have already spoken to our 2 marketing firms that we use in our other businesses and have come up with marketing plans and contingencies. As with any product it may take time to find the right method to access that target group.

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