Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Saftey on Campus?? There's an App for that!!

Unless you've been living under a rock you've probably heard the phrase "There's an App for that!" If you've got a smart phone you might find that the majority of the time you spend on your phone isn't actually for calling or texting. You might be a little obsessed with Candy Crush, Temple Run or if you're old school then Tetris or Snake might be more your speed. If you're looking for a new App to add to your collection and you're starting at York in the fall or returning to Campus you might be interested in adding the York Safety App!

Where can you find the app??

The York U Safety App is available in the Apple Store, Android App on Google Play and BlackBerry App World (Black Berry 10 App version coming soon!!).

What does it look like/ How does it work??
The App is pretty self-explanatory, if you've used App's before you should be able to figure out how it works. But here's the run down of the basic info you'll need to get started using the App right away!

1. Open your App Store and Search York University. I have an iPhone so the example here is the Apple App Store. Check out the description and other information if you want to know a little more about the App before you download. Also bonus the App is completely FREE so you don't have to worry about buying it!
This is what it looks like in the App Store!

2. After you've downloaded the app browse around you'll notice some cool stuff are included in the app. Here are a few of the services that I find especially interesting and useful. The first is the Emergency Alarm. When you click "Start Alarm" you phone starts to sound an alarm, so that those around you will hear the alarm and come to help you if you need it. Also you can call York Security of 911 directly from within the App! It's more convenient than trying to look up the number online and then calling it, especially if you're in an emergency situation and need help right away.

Sound the Alarm or Call for Help!
3. Some other features of the App that I really like would be the Flashlight option that on the camera flash on your phone so you can have some light when it's dark. The interactive campus map that you can use from within the app when you're lost, the goSAFE shuttle schedule and safety tips and other security info you might want to know about.

I use the flashlight all the time!
4.Lastly the app also has links to some helpful info for Counseling and Support of those that feel they need them, all these services are FREE so please feel free to use them if you need them. If you have a phone with a QR Code reader feel free to stop by the RED Zone to pick one of the pamphlets with the code on it to download the app directly! We also have lots of other handouts to help you "Play Your Part in Campus Safety!" 
If you need help York's here to give it to you!
Soo there's the LEST you need to know to use the app. If you're still wondering if I have the app on my phone or not...check out the pic below! Not only do I have the app but I have it on my main page, so I see it everyday!!

Yup that's my phone!
If you want to know EVEN more about the app feel free to check out this video!! Or this link!

If you've got questions feel free to comment below and I'd be happy to get back to you!!



As always remember to take it one day at a time and catch me in the Zone!
Nicole

2 comments:

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