TechBits: Emergency Apps (02.05.14)

A couple of free apps could give your loved ones peace of mind- or even let them know you need help in an emergency,

Glympse allows you to let people track you by GPS. {}You send out Glympse alerts to people you select from your contacts, and they use a link to watch your position and even your speed, if that option is selected. {}People can also request to track you on Glympse. {}The tracking is opt-in, so people cannot track you unless they are authorized.

React Mobile has GPS tracking- but also can send out S.O.S. messages to a contact list you define. {}The same contact list can also get mass SMS messages from you. {}The same contact list is used for all functions.