Adelaide, Australia – In support of the UN’s call to improve pedestrian safety, an innovative iPhone app has been released which makes a bold promise to get young people out at night off the streets and back home as safely and quickly as possible. Designed from the ground up with safety, privacy and security as the highest priorities, thumbln enables young people to broadcast requests for help getting home to family and friends.
Getting stuck without a lift is frustrating, but at night it can even be dangerous, when streets become unsafe with crime and alcohol related incidents. For young people trying to get home after a night out, waiting at taxi ranks for hours can be risky but walking around looking for a taxi when they’ve had a drink is more dangerous. But the worst thing they can do is leave a party with a friend who’s had drink.
Thumbln aims to quickly find them safer options. With just a few clicks, young people are able to ask all at once their family and friends they trust for help to get where they need to go quickly and safely. In the background, the thumbln servers take care of communicating back and forth presenting a list of friends who have offered to help.
“We really admire the United Nations’ 10 year call to action to make roads safer”, explains Laz Davila, director of Boomtastic Apps. “They are challenging the world to save 40 million lives and it is satisfying to know that with thumbln we will be contributing to that global goal by getting young people off the streets and home safely and quickly after a night out”.
Unlike carpool apps, Thumbln has been designed from the ground up to protect users’ safety, security and privacy. It will only send out requests to trusted friends and family who have been pre-approved within the app. And unlike taxi style apps, thumbln only exchanges precise location details once both parties have agreed.
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 10.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Thumbln 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Please refer to the media kit link for more information including images, screenshots and demo videos. An Android version will be released soon and there are plans to introduce professional transportation services later this year.
Boomtastic Apps is the mobile application development branch of Davtec, a South Australian based software development business established in 2004 by Laz Davila. We are a team of professional project managers and software engineers with many years’ worth of experience in large corporate, telecommunications and defence related projects. Our clients include BAE Systems, Saab Systems, CSC and General Dynamics, just to name a few. We develop our own applications for iPhones and Android smartphones as well as offer application development services for clients. We are always on the lookout for great ideas and teaming opportunities, so we welcome all enquiries.