Colombo, Sri Lanka – During 2011 earthquake in Japan, people passed on emergency messages and alerts through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Founder of AlertifyMe identified that people are in need of social network that is specifically designed to do particular function, which is to alert people in case of emergencies. Kalana Jayatilake, Co-Founder of AlertifyMe, came up with an idea which is “With a click of a button, can we send a message containing our location to our friends or family asking for help?”. AlertifyMe network just exactly that. It sends emergency messages to specific users. Not only that, users can interact with each other in a form of alerts. Users can share pictures, messages and their location with this network.
Currently, AlertifyMe consists of two components, which are AlertifyMe Social and AlertifyMe Traffic. AlertifyMe Social is the main network of AlertifyMe. This component consists of two alert types, which are normal alerts and emergency alerts. Normal alerts consist of photos and messages that users want their friends to see. These appear in green in our network. Emergency Alerts are alerts with preset messages that need to be sent to specific users. These alerts appear in red. AlertifyMe Traffic is a network for socialized alerts. This displays traffic alerts from around the world posted by other users up to two hours old. Users can post three types of Traffic Alerts, which are “Accident”, “Road Closed”, and “Traffic Jam”.
Beta version of the AlertifyMe iPhone app is now available in the App Store for free. Users can download the app and sign up for AlertifyMe through the app. The iPhone app has a unique user interface. App has given more screen space for the map and alerts located on the map while most of the controls are found in top of the app, in a scrollable button grid.
Web portal for AlertifyMe is still under development. It is expected to launch by January 2013. The web portal will have AlertifyMe Social and AlertifyMe Traffic components. The Android app for AlertifyMe is almost complete. It is expected to release by 3rd week of December.
* Socialzed alerts
* Socialized traffic alerts
* Share images and messages
* Share user’s locations
* One click panic button
* Search Alerts
* Search Locations
* Keep up to date on recent events
* Share alerts on Twitter and Facebook
* Invite friends through Facebook, Twitter and email to join the network
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Pricing and Availability:
iPhone app is available worldwide for free. The new user interface will require users getting used to it. There is a help button in the main dashboard that lets users learn key controls and features of the app. The app is still in beta phase. The app will receive several updates in the coming weeks adding more features, making it more stable and faster.
Located in Colombo, Sri Lanka, AlertifyMe was founded in August, 2012 by Kalana Jayatilake, Dulsara Premalala and Roshnal Lihinikadu. Founders are three teenagers who are specialists in wide range of mobile and web technologies including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and web. AlertifyMe Inc specializes in delivering socialized alerts to mobile devices. All Material and Software (C) 2012 AlertifyMe Inc / 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.