This "emergency distress beacon" app gave me a good laugh

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by diesel, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. diesel macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007
    Apparently, a free app hit the app store called Emergency Distress Beacon and as described, "Take this program with you whenever you go to a remote destination. Do you hike or backpack alone? This is a must have application."

    What i find funny is that this will email your gps coordinates to your buddies, but whe you're in a "remote" location, can you really expect to have a cell signal to email out your coordinates? :)
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    You'd be surprised at the number of remote places you can find cell signals at.
  3. diesel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007

    hard to believe considering the number of urban places where i can find dead zones where there is no cell signal
  4. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Depends on the coverage, but this can be handy.

    Haven't you been watching the AT&T commercials? :D

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