“Although it’s a phrase that tends to get thrown around a lot”, says Johnson, “we really are providing peace of mind for families, using tools that are virtually ubiquitous.” With families being more mobile these days, children are becoming more independent too. While it helps that more and more kids have phones to call home, or to call for help if they need it, they typically don’t call their parents just to confirm their whereabouts. “This isn’t about spying on your kids,” says Johnson, “it’s more about having a comfort level around where your family members are, and confirming that they get to where they are going.”
What happens if a kid decides to turn off the GPS locator, or even the app itself? The app will send an alert to the administrator, or head of the household, alerting him or her that the user has attempted to disable the app. The administrator (usually a parent) can then text message or call the user to inquire about the location of that individual (and presumably to ask why the locator was turned off).
The app isn’t just for kids, either. For example, an adult can use it to get notified when his or her spouse leaves the office, arrives at a destination, or picks up another member of the family. Today, with “family plans” being offered by most mobile carriers, it’s more than possible that everyone in your family is carrying his or her own smartphone. As Johnson puts it: “The technology is there, so why not use it?”
How You Can Leverage AirCover Family Locator
If you’re part of a mobile-friendly family, with kids mature enough to have their own smartphones, the AirCover Family Locator app may be for you. It provides a level of comfort and security by keeping track of where your family members are at all times.
Johnson says that “social family apps” is an emerging market, and that there are many apps attempting to fill a variety of needs in this space. “We’re looking at integrating our app with things like cloud services, and calendaring apps to provide even more layers of data that families can leverage in their everyday lives,” says Johnson. “We can also envision our app being used in other fields, like health services, or patient care, for example,” says Johnson. “We foresee partnership potential between AirCover and a number of other verticals,” he adds.
To try out the app for yourself, download it on iTunes or Google Play. If you’d like to discuss potential partnership opportunities with AirCover, reach out through its website, or through its Twitter account.
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