facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Android app alerts friends to arrest

Oct. 17, 2011 at 1:36 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A New York developer has released the "I'm Getting Arrested" Android app, which notifies friends, loved ones and lawyers of an arrest with a single button.

The app, which developer Quadrant 2 said was inspired by the arrest of an "Occupy Wall Street" protester, allows its user to pre-program a custom message to be sent out in the case of an arrest and choose who will receive the message, CNET.com reported Monday.

The messages are sent by holding a single button for two seconds, the developer said.

The app, which Quadrant 2 said is "free to the other 99 percent," can also be used for other purposes involving a repeated text message, such as a daily carpool text, CNET said.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Arby's Meat Mountain is here, and it is enormous
2
Watch seemingly naked couples tase each other in slow motion for art
3
Zig-zagging lane lines confuse commuters along I-66 in Virginia
4
Brazilian man wakes up in body bag after being declared dead, credits miracle
5
British grandma finds dead mouse in unopened package of Kellogg's Cornflakes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback