The Darling Nomadess: College Life: Staying Safe On and Off Campus

Thursday, September 12, 2013

College Life: Staying Safe On and Off Campus

Being a college student and living right off of campus, safety is incredibly important to me. I can often be found studying late at night in the library or walking to a nearby party. Fortunately, my campus is in a very small town and is very safe, but it's always better to be safe than sorry, especially late at night. 

Enter React Mobile.

I downloaded React Mobile after Robb, the founder, contacted me about trying out the new free app. React Mobile enhances your personal safety and turns your smartphone into a lifeline. Thankfully, I haven't had to use it yet but I enjoy having the peace of mind knowing that I can walk across campus and town and quickly report an emergency with my iPhone. 

After being the victim of a hostage situation at his own college, Robb was inspired to create an app that would help protect students from crimes. This app transforms your smartphone into lifeline that gives you the ability to inform close contacts about your whereabouts, with just the push of a button. Users of this app can send an SOS alert with your GPS location to the authorities, emergency contacts, and even the option of posting it to your Facebook and Twitter. When the SOS alert is provoked, the app automatically dials 911. 

Here are some of the awesome React Mobile features:
       “Follow-Me” Feature - React Mobile, is a safety tool that you hope you never have to use. We differentiate ourselves by providing users with a safety enhancement feature for everyday use. Our premium “Follow-me” feature allows users to have friends and family track them in real-time. When a user is concerned for their safety but doesn’t want to escalate a potentially harmless situation, they can have their friends and family track them in real-time until they are safe.

   International Support: Users also have the ability to choose which country they are visiting (or living in) from our settings tab and when they trigger an SOS alert they will be prompted to dial the appropriate emergency authority depending on where they are (ex: if they are in the UK the app will prompt a user to dial 112 not 911).

Social Network Integration: SOS alerts can be posted to Facebook and Twitter – In the event of an emergency we want users to have the capability to alert as many people as possible. We are differentiating ourselves from the competition by offering users the option to post their emergency alerts to Facebook and Twitter with a link to their location.

 White Label/Custom Branding: We are differentiating ourselves from competitors by providing corporate and educational institutions with our custom branding opportunities. React Mobile’s Private Label service is a cost effective and easy to implement layer of protection that allows institutions to brand our application as their own. Our private label opportunities allow schools and corporations to focus on delivering a powerful risk mitigation tool to employees without having to go spend the resources and time developing a comprehensive solution like React on their own. Unlike other personal safety products such as pepper spray, rape whistles, guns, tasers, etc., React Mobile, is a safety product that cannot be used against a victim. All that is required
 is a Internet signal, WiFi, or cell coverage to work. Our Private Label product is a cost effective way to take advantage of the safety benefits that technology can provide. React Mobile is a solution that is affordable for people to pick up independently or for corporations to sell as a benefit to others which helps to drive brand loyalty and employee morale. You can find out more about React Mobile’s Custom Branding Opportunities by following this link

 React Mobile is Free - Unlike many of our competitors we are offering our product as a free app as we believe that it is a safety tool that everyone with a smartphone should have at their disposal. Unlike the competition, we impose no charge for the use of key features and we don’t require a users’ emergency contacts to have installed the app.

 Automatic 911 prompt – Because it is critical to alert the authorities when you are in trouble, our app automatically prompts users to dial 911 if an alert is activated. 

Visit React Mobile's website:

Personally, I believe it is better to be safe than sorry. I hope I never have to activate this app but I am glad that I have in the case of an emergency.

What do you think of this safety app, Darlings?

With Love,

This post is sponsored by React Mobile. All opinions are my own. 


  1. this is so important for college freshman to read!

    1. I agree!! Being safe is always important! Especially for those college freshmen and college kids because we're out at all hours of the night!

  2. I love this!!!! This is such a great idea!!! I think I want to share this with my readers too!!


    1. I love the idea of the app! It's definitely on my phone for that just in case moment!

  3. I am downloading that app right now! I love all the features especially just for some people to be able to track you just in case you feel threatened.
    I am not in school right now, but I do run early in the morning or late at night; also I plan on returning back to college at night so this will come in handy. Plus it's free! Can't argue with free! Thank you for review I never would have heard of this product without it. ♥

    1. I'm glad to hear you downloaded it! Though it was created with the college students in mind, it can totally be used by those in the corporate world and even those early morning/late night runners like yourself!

  4. I just found your blog through Piecing It All Together. It's kind-of funny because my name is Ashleigh and my blog's name is The Preppy Little Polka Dot. I'm really glad i found your blog. You have a new follower!

    1. Following you back, Ashleigh! It's like we're almost twins, haha! Excited for future posts on your blog!


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