What is MayDaySOS™?
It is an android app that allows you and your loved-ones the freedom to declare an emergency at any time and any place.
MayDaySOS™ is really easy to use!
Once installed, you simply create yourself a free account, and then add other MayDaySOS users to your hotlist.
What happens once a MayDaySOS™ is declared?
All recipients in your hotlist are advised and receive an alert. The alert contains a map pinpoint as well as contact info of the declarer. The recipients can then respond to the declarer immediately.
From the “Alerts” page you can :
- Chat to the declarer using the built-in chat facility,
- Navigate to the declarer using you devices GPS,
- Delete the alert and
- Make a call to the declarer.
What about my privacy with MayDaySOS™ ?
MayDaySOS takes your privacy and security very seriously. Hence we only allow you to control who is in your hotlist. We also have a “Blocklist” which prevents people from spamming or stalking you.
What if I want to notify someone who does not have MayDaySOS™ ?
Version 1.8+ of the app has the ability to add a well-formed cell number into the hotlist. e.g.: +27123456789 (MUST start with a ‘+’). MayDaySOS will then send an SMS to this number.
BUT be advised, you will need SMS credit on your device!
This means those that aren’t so tech savvy or have another operating system can still be notified.
Who is MayDaySOS™ for?
Anyone. Help is just a push of a button away. This app can be used anywhere. Not just from your home. If you want to call for help when you have a mechanical breakdown, a medical emergency or you want the peace of mind that someone is watching over you; then get this app!
You can add any other MayDaySOS™ user to you hotlist, your local bobby, family member, your mechanic, your neighbourhood watch, community group or even your mother-in-law!
Where do I find MayDaySOS™?
The basic version is available for free on Google’s Play Store. Just search for MayDaySOS.
How do I declare an emergency with MayDaySOS™?
Press and hold down one of the four emergency buttons and all the users in your hotlist will be notified. The “Emergency”, “Medical” and “Fire” buttons will sound an alarm; whilst the “Breakdown” will send a standard notification.
What else can MayDaySOS™ do?
You can activate your “Follow Me” button. This allows all those who are in your hotlist to follow you and see where you are.*
Great for travelling, hiking, or in cases of emergency.
But remember, only you decide who is in your hotlist and who and when they may follow you!
Are you in search of a Hospital or Police Station?
The “Near Me” button instantly shows you your nearest hospitals and police stations.
You can then navigate to, or call them using the app.
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Now Go Ahead! Get the free app from the Play Store.
You can see our terms and conditions here
For those of you who want a bit more from our premium version, here are the extras you get when you buy the premium edition:
- Up to 100 hotlist members
- The ability to send community broadcasts. (Only 1 an hour though)
Installation and Setup:
- Install the app from the Google Playstore.
- Open the app.
- Create an account by scrolling down to “Create Account”. You must supply a unique email address and password.
- Add your cellphone number next.
- Then add people to your hotlist. You must add the email addresses of know MayDaySOS users or a well formed cellphone number that must start with a ‘+’ sign.
How to declare an emergency:
- Click and hold one of the four: Emergency, Medical, Fire or Breakdown buttons.
- Mayday will do the rest automatically.
- FYI, your “Follow Me” and mute buttons will be activated as well. This means your responders can see where you are and the mute means that if, in some unlikely scenario where someone else declares an emergency, your handheld device will not sound the audible alarm.
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