Emergency SMS

by John Dixon

Version 1 (March 17, 2016)

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Send an emergency SMS to an emergency contact by rapidly clicking your on/off button for 5 seconds.

If you find yourself in an emergency situation and can't or don't want to get your phone out, simply rapidly click your on/off button and your phone will automatically send an SMS to an emergency contact with the word "EMERGENCY", then a best guess of the address at your location (if available) and a Google Maps link to your location, with an estimated accuracy.

Note: For this flow to work, you need to make a contact with the name "Emergency" (without the quotes). The number associated with this contact is the one which will be sent the SMS.

ROOT permission is required to turn on your GPS if it is off, but it is not essential.

NOTE: This flow works by noticing if you have turned on and off the display 3 times within 5 seconds. By rapidly pressing the on/off button this should happen. I recommend that you test the functionality on your device before you might need it.

As this flow may have risk associated with it I feel it is important to add the below waiver.
LIABILITY WAIVER: I assume no liability whatsoever for any issues caused by or with this flow, including, but not limited to: loss, damage, unexpected functionality or broken functionality. By downloading, you assume all liability and use the flow at your own risk. It is recommended that you do not rely on this alone in an emergency situation.

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