Allergy UK and Alert5 have partnered to provide an additional level of care for those who suffer from allergic reactions.
Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK, providing a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.
The Alert5 app enables the user to alert up to five friends, family or work colleagues with a map of their exact location, stating they are in need of urgent assistance. It is advised that the user discuss the required alert response with their emergency contacts, ranging from making steps to attend the scene or calling 999 and giving the exact location.
At the touch of a second button an information page is displayed which details information pertinent to the user and an ICE number (In Case of Emergency), which could be 999, which will be called immediately once the button is pressed.
The idea behind the information page is to assist the user in times when they are alone and need to communicate the situation to someone nearby, who, for fear of the situation may otherwise step away.
You can download and test the app for FREE by searching for “alert5” on the Apple App Store (Android will be released at the end of May 2014).
If you continue on and buy the app for £4.99 per year, please enter AUK123 for the referral code and the App will then appear as shown in the images below.