Lausanne, Switzerland – When an emergency occurs and seconds count, people around the world can now make a difference with echo112 v.1.1, a new lifesaving app for iPhone and Android devices. Field-tested by Swiss emergency services for two years, echo112 is now available free through the iTunes App Store as well as Google Play from MobileMed, developer of medical apps.
Traveling around the globe offers amazing opportunities for adventure and cultural exchange. Caught up in the excitement, few people stop to think about what they would do or who they would call if they had an accident or became ill abroad. If an emergency occurs, people now can rely on echo112.
“Emergencies by their nature can occur anywhere, anytime, even while on holiday,” said Dr. Jocelyn Corniche, M.D., founder of MobileMed. “If you are out of the country, you often don’t know specifically where you are or the emergency services number to call. Connecting with local fire, police and medical authorities as quickly as possible through echo112 can help save lives.”
Elegantly designed and easy to use, echo112 connects users and emergency services with the tap of a finger. In case of an emergency, a user activates the app by simply pressing the SOS button. Using GPS tracking, echo112 quickly locates the mobile device and transmits its coordinates. Local emergency operators easily retrieve the coordinates and dispatch lifesaving services to the caller. The demo number +41 79 1234567 can be used to test the search function of echo112 website.
Even without active data service on the mobile device, callers can still send their location to fire, police and medical emergency services in any country using echo112. The app will send an SMS text message to relay a user’s emergency alert and their location.
After field-testing the app’s initial version in Switzerland for two years, echo112 received high praise from the public through over 150,000 downloads. By dramatically cutting the time needed to reach an injured or sick person, the app saved lives during the trial. The top free app in Switzerland, echo112 is now available to all worldwide. With a global audience in mind, echo112 can be set for use in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
“Being prepared for an emergency, be it illness, car crash or fire, while traveling abroad is priceless,” said Corniche. “Enjoy peace of mind with echo112, the pocket lifesaver.”
While echo112 works around the world, users should note that there are some locations which do not have reliable emergency services contact numbers. The test function on the app itself lets users check out echo112 before beginning a journey.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Android 2.2 or later
* 5.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
echo112 v.1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. it is also available on Google Play.
Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, MobileMed is dedicated to creating apps that help save lives. The privately-held company, founded in 2011 by Dr. Jocelyn Corniche, M.D., develops other medical apps for use on Apple devices such as fastECG, PediCalc and Medirate Vital Signs Timer. Copyright (C) 2013 MobileMed. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.