A life-saving smartphone app designed by ECU students has won the Tertiary Student Category at the 2012 iAwards, the premier technology awards for the ICT industry in Australia.

The app transforms a smartphone into an emergency beacon at the push of a button, transmitting a person’s exact location to search and rescue services.

It has a number of unique features including: Providing travellers with a set of ‘before you go tips’ from survival expert Bob Cooper, ensuring they are well prepared as possible before they leave.

Source: Edith Cowan University

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