Independent software developer Jeff Neumeyer has released IcePics 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Soon to be available for use on other App-enabled phones, IcePics allows the user to simply hold up the phone, press one button, and have an email with a person's photo and the GPS location sent almost immediately to one or more remote locations.
How can you protect yourself from an attack? Anyone who suspects they are about to become a victim of kidnapping, rape, robbery or assault simply has to point their iPhone at the suspicious person and push the IcePics button on their iPhone. IcePics will email a picture of the bad guy along with the GPS location of that photo instantly to contacts pre-selected by the owner.
By rapidly sending a photo of a person to remote emails, persons with ill intent will think twice because their chances of being caught rise astronomically. Even if the perpetrator smashes the phone, the photo is already gone from the iPhone and has been sent to the pre-selected emails. That information is saved for use whenever the owner is being approached by a suspicious person.
Inventor, developer of IcePics, Jeff Neumeyer says:
A person with ill intent, such as a child-napper, mugger or rapist, will almost certainly abandon their plans because the chance of them being caught is almost assured ... IcePics can actually prevent a crime from happening as opposed to a great program like Amber Alert which is activated after a child is abducted or reported missing. IcePics could be the most important app written for the iPhone because it can save lives today.
Because the photo can be taken silently, without the camera click sound, a user can press the IcePics icon button and use the few seconds that it takes for the phone's camera to auto-focus, to hold the phone up to their ear and position it for a picture of the suspect without alerting them or offending them. "Since the email recipients are selected in advance there's no fumbling with who's going to get the email of the photos," says Neumeyer, "the photos and location are on their way automatically. A suspicious person could range from someone who just gives you the creeps to someone whose behavior causes you to fear they may be intending to commit a crime, whether it's theft, violence or even terrorism"
Even if a person does not have an iPhone, or doesn't purchase IcePics, once criminals become aware of the app they will flee when any phone is aimed at them. Most criminals will not stop and second guess whether or not someone actually has an iPhone equipped with IcePics. To learn more about this app, or to purchase IcePics go to the IcePics web site.
Device Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad ; Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later ; 0.4 MB. IcePics 2.0 is only $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category.
Jeff Neumeyer, of Metairie, Louisiana. developer of the IcePics personal security iPhone App, has been involved in a wide variety of computer hardware and software projects over the past 30 years. Among his career highlights are the earliest 3D work in micro-computer bases CAD/CAM systems and the development of on-line database-driven inventory systems. Jeff is a partner in software development with Tim Richey of Muncie, Indiana, a developer and writer with more than 15 years experience. Richey has authored five computing titles, including a number one best-selling Java programming book. Copyright (C) 2010 Jeff Neumeyer. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.