Menu
Get Home Safe arrives on Android ahead of international journey

Get Home Safe arrives on Android ahead of international journey

Day-to-day app sees business demand from Android market growth

Kiwi entrepreneur, Boyd Peacock, has introduced his Get Home Safe (GHS) app to the Google Play Store following a successful iOS-exclusive launch in early August which saw it gain international recognition.

Developed in collaboration with design company Firebrand, GHS allows users to register a commute or trip – such as a walk home from school, or a drive to a remote workplace – and their expected arrival time, at which point the app begins recording GPS location data. If the user does not arrive at the destination on time and has not stopped or extended the planned tracking beforehand, a message is sent to pre-selected personal emergency contacts on the assumption the user is ‘not home safe’.

“A year ago it was a question of ‘if’ we would need an Android version, and now it seems you cannot call yourself an app without one,” Peacock said. “While we know Android phone ownership is high, traditionally their use of apps has been very low compared to iPhone users. The demand we have seen for Android over iPhone reflects the quickly changing world of apps and the smartphone market.

Since its launch, GHS has had enquiries from a “number of large NZ organisations” it says, which are looking to implement GHS as a compulsory safety measure for staff undertaking work in remote locations, or where there is perceived danger.

While it is currently exclusive to NZ-based iOS and Android users, GHS told ARN the app will commence its international journey from the end of October, beginning with an Australian launch. Following countries are to be confirmed, although likely markets include the UK, India, the US, and Europe.

A GHS spokesperson said, “As you can imagine, each country has its nuances so adapting the app takes time and the business decision is to unveil into countries one at a time to ensure customer services remains high.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mobilityGoogleAppleAndroidiossmartphoneiPhonesamsungappget home safe

Featured

Slideshows

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments