Thursday, October 13, 2011

"I'm Getting Arrested!" App Hits Digital Shelves

Apropos to recent events, one enterprising and social-justice minded app creator has whipped up an app, available to Android phones, that informs a preset list of contacts that you have been slapped in the clink:

Enter I'm Getting Arrested, a creative Android app that, according to developer Quadrant 2, was inspired by a similar incident. It lets you quickly notify your family, friends, and crack legal team (if you have one) of your situation with a single tap of your finger. Just initially enter a custom message and some SMS-ready numbers to contact in the event of your arrest. Then, as you're about to be corralled into the back of a squad car, fire the app up and long-press the bull's-eye for 2 seconds. From there, you can rest assured that your message will be sent to the appropriate contacts.

I think it's funny that police are still using radio-based police scanners and handcuffs, while protesters and civilians are running circles around them with the available cell and computer technologies.  Who's Big Brother now?  I vote for the 99%.  

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