Tens of thousands of people around the world are now using a free personal-safety mobile app that allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.The Companion app, created by five students from the University of Michigan, enables users to request a friend or family member to keep them company virtually and track their journey home via GPS on an online map.Why waste your time sending messages to those who can’t get back to you-like on those other websites!!! Block all messages from members in the categories you select!!! Block all messages from members in the countries you select!!! If you chose to, you can post your email address, phone number, text number, etc.!!! If you like, we’ll send an email notification when you have new messages!!! Just click the Last Search tab to do your last search-even if it was from the last time logged in!!! Just one click to instantly refresh your current search. If the user is fine, they press a button on the app to confirm within 15 seconds.If they do not press the button, or a real emergency is occurring, the Companion app transforms the user's phone into a personal alarm system that projects loud noises to scare criminals from the scene, and gives you the option to instantly call the police.
News: As of Monday April 9, 2018, there are over 621,585 Friends available for rent worldwide.
Safety and security of our members continues to be a huge priority within the online dating world.
Here at uk, you’ll find each and every one of our member photo’s, profiles and first messages moderated to ensure that you, our valued customer, gets the best and safest online dating experience as possible.
Since we launched, we've had dozens of emails from people in the US, as well as many other countries like the UK, Belgium, France and Norway," Lexie Ernst, co-founder of the Companion app and a senior at the University of Michigan who is majoring in business, with a minor in computer science told IBTimes UK."Both men and women from all demographics have emailed us saying they'd love to use the app, lots of parents want to use the app for their children, and some people want their elderly parents to use it too to make sure they don't get lost." The Companion app asks you to confirm you are OK if the phone is dropped or the user is pushed or falls.
Users can also call the police or set off an alert system that makes a loud noise to dissuade animals or attackers On top of calling the police and alerting their chosen companion, users can also select an 'I am nervous' button in the app, which tells the app where and when they feel unsafe.
Those contacted then receive an SMS text message with a hyperlink in it that sends them to a web page with an interactive map showing the user walking to their destination.