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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 22 2019 4:35 PM UTC +00:00.

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911 Alert App is a new smartphone app that will instantly text up to 10 designated contacts from a phone dialing 9-1-1. Emergency contacts linked up through the app will be notified of the caller’s location and be connected with fellow contacts through a convenient chat feature that allows all parties to communicate. 

In 2018, 911 Alert inventor Steven VanDyke and his family were hit with two major emergencies. First, his sister experienced a massive stroke while on a family vacation and almost two months later, his wife’s cousin suffered a heart attack. His sister was fortunate enough to be in the presence of family members and had support through her medical emergency, but the cousin passed en route to the hospital. For days, she laid in the morgue as “Jane Doe” while family members struggled to understand what happened. 

Steven wondered what would have happened if his sister had also been alone or only in the company of her eight-year-old daughter. How long would it take for a family member to find out what happened? Steven knew that there had to be a more effective and instant form of communication in an emergency situation, leading to the creation of this essential mobile app. 

“THE INSURANCE YOU NEED AND THE ASSURANCE YOU'LL HAVE, BECAUSE IT'S BETTER TO HAVE IT AND NOT NEED IT, THAN TO NEED IT AND NOT HAVE IT."

A Little Extra Security in Your Life. An app that immediately and automatically sends a text message to as many as ten preset emergency contacts when you dial 911 from your cell phone. We are developing an app called 911 Alert app that will immediately and automatically send a text message to as many as ten preset emergency contacts when you dial 911 on your cell phone. (redundant, two sentences that says the same thing)

The problem is if we are in an emergency situation and our loved ones are not around, we need to call them one by one and explain the situation many times over and often this process is delayed and slow. 911 Alert app allows families and friends to connect instantly. 

To alert loved ones and friends faster when 911 is dialed. 

 When a call to emergency services is made, the app will instantly and simultaneously send a text alert to up to 10 emergency contacts and open a chat channel for communication. Both the caller and their contacts can interact through the chat option. In many situations where a  person is under threat from another party, this silent form of communication will be the only option that keeps them safe.  

The location of the primary phone will also be revealed to chosen contacts so that they can find out where the caller was when the emergency took place and if they are on the move. It’s ideal for any situation, but especially helpful for parents with young children who may not know what to do during an emergency or for people who live alone. 

When emergencies happen, you want to be prepared. You want to know that you have the tools you need to respond effectively before you actually need them. This is what responsibility is all about: planning for contingencies so that you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe. The more support that you position for yourself, the more confident you can be about your safety. 

Priced at just $5 per annual subscription, 911 Alert app is affordable for all, making this high-powered app an innovation poised to change people’s lives and change the way we approach emergency preparedness as a society. Live alone? Over the age of 65? Concerned about a loved one? This is the app for you! We are developing the app for both Android and iOS, and we are scheduling the launch for Fall 2019. Get connected today for your opportunity to purchase a lifetime subscription for you, your family and your friends!

 In many cases, the caller may be incapable of alerting their emergency contacts of an emergency and it can be days before family or friends find out that someone is in the hospital or worse. 911 Alert app is designed to act as that convenient and instant connection between a 9-1-1 caller and their chosen contacts. When a call to emergency services is made, the app will instantly and simultaneously send a text alert to up to 10 emergency contacts and open a chat channel for communication. Both the caller and their contacts can interact through the chat option.  

Steven VanDyke, Inventor & CEO of Fight…Win…Survive

I have a B.S. in Management from Jackson State University where I started my own entertainment company (VanDyke Entertainment, Inc.) in 1994 going into my senior year. I have worked in third party collections, customer service and government. In 2012 I started and trademarked an encouragement merchandiser and ministry outreach company called “Fight…Win…Survive” where we have sent our encouragement wristbands all over the world. I am an author who has released four books, and has executive produced a music project called “The Power of Prayer.” 

I have been a business consultant for many individuals who have started their own company or wanted to start their own company. My strengths are strategic planning and overall management structuring. I have always considered myself as an innovator but over the years just lacked the connections to bring many of my ideas to fruition. In 2016 I ran for my county’s commissioner seat as a write-in candidate. Now, I can focus my attention to 911 Alert app so families don’t have to go through what my family experienced first hand. 

Product Specific FAQs: 

Will The 911 Alert App Work If I Use My Phone App To Dial 911? 

The 911 Alert App only works when 911 is dialed on a cell phone through the app. If 911 is called normally on the phone, emergency contacts will not be notified.

Is This Available For My Phone and Tablet? 

911 Alert app  is only available for Android and iOS telephones.

Does This Integrate With Life Alert Or Similar Devices? 

911 Alert app at this time will not integrate with Life Alert or other similar emergency alert devices.

Does The App Have To Be Open To Track My Location? 

The tracking feature of the app is activated for emergency contacts when 911 is dialed from the initiating caller’s cellphone. Once initiated, the app will track the phone for up to 72 hours.

Risks and challenges

As much time and effort as we have put into developing the 911 Alert app, we know that the possibility of delay is ever-present. Whatever challenges do arise between now and July 2019, though, we will meet them head-on, coming up with solutions that keep us on track and on schedule. Because there are no outside partners helping us with this, we believe that we have come up with a reasonable estimate of our own capacity to produce this app and make it as great as it can be.

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