Android "Man Down" app

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Yeebok, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Yeebok

    Yeebok Guest AKA CRAsh
    Detection And Response

    Quick rundown.

    Select an emergency contact.
    Run app.
    If app detects a fall (configurable sensitivity) it will then ring for
    (default) 30 secs and enable GPS, and display an "I am OK" button.

    If the "I'm OK" button is pressed, or the phone moves more than eight (I
    think) feet it will send an SMS including GPS coordinates and a map link
    (with about 45 chars of free text).

    I've tested it (high sensitivity, drop phone on something soft) and it
    worked as expected.

    I hope nobody needs it - but if you do, you may need it a lot.

    * Disclaimer no I'm not involved with it in any way other than having it
    on my phone.
    Yeebok, Jan 8, 2012
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  2. Thanks for the heads-up.

    It'll be a while before I can teach my parents to use a touch screen, so in
    the meantime I've gotten them "old folk" 'phones with massive keypad,
    massive display and a big orange "SOS" button - though obviously it'd be
    better for the 'phone to detect when they're not OK than for them to
    deterimine it themselves (my father, for example, demanded I call off the
    ambulance when he had a heart attack a few years back, citing "I'll be fine,
    I just need a sit-down")..

    As for me laying the bike down... Well, hasn't happened for nearly the past
    three decades, but they'd be famous last words... I think I'll get myself to
    the market hence 'n' give it a whirl.

    It should be worth noting that when looking for it through the market on a
    'phone, you should do a search for "CRADAR."
    Bob Milutinovic, Jan 8, 2012
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  3. Yeebok

    Yeebok Guest

    I had to search for the author, and then look at their other apps.
    'cradar' didn't find it for me :?
    Yeebok, Jan 8, 2012
  4. That's because Google's too smart for itself (or rather, it's geared toward
    the illiteracy of the average Septic). It assumes you actually wanted to
    search for "radar," so gives those results instead.

    It does eventually list CRADAR, at position 17 down the results list.

    Unfortunately, I can't use it in its current form with my current 'phone -
    on one sensitivity level it doesn't pick anything up (ok, so I didn't throw
    my 'phone at the wall), whilst on the immediate next setting it triggers at
    a bee's fart. From what I've seen of the comments, I'm not alone with this
    problem - so I'm hoping the author develops some form of calibration system
    to make it work with all 'phones.

    To make things easier, those with either Google Goggles or a bar code
    scanner app can go to then point their
    'phone at the screen.

    Those who don't have Goggles yet - get 'em! Not only is it fun to search by
    picture, but it's the quickest QR reader I've found.
    Bob Milutinovic, Jan 8, 2012
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    Nev.. Guest

    If you just clicked on the link that the OP posted, it will take you to
    the android market web interface, and if you sign in using the same
    account you use on your phone, and click the install button, the app
    will install on your phone pretty much instantaneously without you
    needing to search for anything or even open the market app on your
    phone. It's like magic, except it isn't.

    Nev.., Jan 8, 2012
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    Nev.. Guest

    Oh look you were the OP. move along. nothing to see.

    Nev.., Jan 8, 2012
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    Yeebok Guest

    Yeebok, Jan 8, 2012
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Bob Milutinovic" wrote
    The best thing I ever did for my dad was to buy him a six button TV
    remote. The thing is huge and the buttons light up when you press any

    At 97 he can't cope with a remote which has more buttons than this

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 9, 2012
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