Wednesday, July 17, 2013
CrashLight For Your Smart Phone
I don't too often do plugs for products (no one ever offers me anything that cool) but these days leveraging the power of the now ubiquitous smart phone to keep us a little safer when we ride is too important to not mention here. CrashLight isn't a standalone app but is contained within EasSleepRide mobile app for their site. Right now it's available on for iPhones and iPads and is an in-app purchase of $7.95.
From the EatSleepRide press facts sheet:
"EatSleepRIDE Mobile is the only smartphone-based technology to offer CRASHLIGHT®, an advanced in-app purchase that automatically detects a motorcycle accident and sends alerts for help (including the rider’s geo-location) via phone, text message and voicemail.
EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles® App can be described as On-Star for motorcycle riders. CrashLight® will automatically detect a motorcycle accident and notify selected contacts of the rider’s exact geo-location. The rider has complete control of their safety team in case they go down while riding alone.
EatSleepRIDE Motorcycles App is specifically designed for motorcycle riders. You get motorcycle crash detection, and the ability to search motorcycle roads nearby and find new riders in your area – all in one app!
EatSleepRIDE is about making motorcycling safer, more accessible and way more fun for new and experienced riders. Its mission is to get more people riding more motorcycles more often by providing the tools to help them ride safely and share their experiences."
EatSleepRide is doing a contest right now and they are giving away a free download of the app to people who share/tweet a link to their site. If you're a Twitter user you can clicktotweet.com/dU2ff or if you're a blogger you post a link on your blog telling your readers to do the same. Me? I use an Android phone so there's no freebie in this for me but I think this kind of stuff is important. And since I can't try CrashLight myself I can't comment on it's functionality but I can recommend that you give it a look.
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"When my mood gets too hot and I find myself wandering beyond control I pull out my motor-bike and hurl it top-speed through these unfit roads for hour after hour." - T.E. Lawrence
An Important reminder from the past:
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison