bSafe App Turns Your Cell into an Emergency Contact Tool

Mobile developer Bipper has released a free app called bSafe that lets you turn your smartphone into the ultimate safety device. Using the app you can push one button, to alert predefined contacts that you are in danger and share your location with them.

bSafe automatically sends a text message to your list of preselected contacts with a link to a map of your location, and will automatically call 911 or a personal contact of your choice. For non-emergency situations, the app also has a “Follow Me” feature that lets selected friends and family members follow along with you by GPS when you are alone.

It’s a great idea for people going on a blind date. It even gives users the ability to simulate an incoming call, a great excuse to leave if things aren’t going well.