(Okay, maybe not change my life–but at least entertain my kids, teach them a little something, or help me organize my purchases, household, or writing.)
And many of them are, in fact, pretty cool.
But there’s one app that I was recently introduced to that really caught my eye. It’s a safety app.
It’s something that anyone can add to their Android, iPhone, or Blackberry, that will give them a little added protection any time of the day.
It’s not something that costs a thing, so for this New For Us Friday, there’s no giveaway or freebie for one lucky reader. Rather, this week everybody wins. This week, I’m excited to share something that everyone can grab–for free!–as soon as you’re finished reading.
It’s something that you can–and should–share with your girlfriends, your sisters, your parents, your spouse, and all the moms and dads at pickup this very afternoon. They’ll be glad you did.
Here’s the skinny:
- Bipper bSafe: The name may sound funny, but what this little app can do is seriously awesome.
Bipper is a company created by a mom who wanted a safe mobile phone for her child. And after a while, she realized that more often than not, moms of the children carrying the Bipper-phones were grabbing their kids’ phones when they went for a Moms’ Night Out or for an evening jog.
The Bipper-phones were equipped with a safety alarm for the kids. The moms wanted one, too.
And so Bipper bSafe was born.
Thank you, Silje Vallestads, for creating this app. Seriously.
Because I really love it.
I’m one of those moms who goes out for a jog carrying a whistle, pepper spray, and a cell phone. I’m one of those moms who runs through fire escape routes in her head on nights she’s rolling solo with the kids; I’m one of those moms who may have seen one too many Oprah Shows. I’m one of those moms who refuses to answer the door when she’s home alone, even if it’s the same UPS guy she sees every other week.
I’m one of those people who doesn’t really dig spending time alone at home, who still won’t watch scary movies, and who has taken every local self-defense class offered. I’m one of those people who never sleeps in the basement and actually never slept alone in the basement of her childhood home. Ever.
Needless to say, I’m the kind of person for whom Bipper bSafe is made for because this is really what I have been waiting for my whole life.
You can turn your smart phone into a safety device. So do it.
Bipper bSafe literally turns your smart phone into a safety device.
1. Enter your phone number on this page (http://www.bipper.com/bsafe/) and download via SMS
2. Search for bSafe using the iTunes or the Android Marketplace
3. Text bsafe to 84145
And here’s a quickie clip to show you how it works:
It’s simple. It took me all of five minutes to set bSafe up on my phone, choose my guardians, and that was it.
And it took me two minutes to send a text to everyone I know and encourage them to download the app, too. Everyone needs a friend like me, right?
And that’s it–this New For Us Friday is quick, easy, and keepin’ it real for my buddies, my sisters, my readers, and everyone out there who–like me–makes numerous after-dinner trips to the grocery store, who walks their dog early in the morning or late at night, or who just wants to feel a little more safe in their own shoes.
Happy downloading, and be safe, thanks to bSafe!!
fyi: This post is part of a compensated campaign where I was paid for my time in evaluating and sharing bSafe. Like always, the opinions here are my own, influenced only by the three little ones I want to keep safe and by my 25+ years of wishing and hoping and pleading for my own personal safety device.