Thursday, May 10, 2012

Emergency Info Right on Your Phone

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones.

Take ICE 4 Travel. That acronym stands for "In Case of Emergency". This useful app allows users to translate all of their vital information--immunization records, medications, allergies, contact numbers of close family members and more--into seven different languages at the click of a tab.

In a smart move, users can choose info to be publicly accessed. That means if you're unconscious and can't give the password for your phone, anyone who looks at it will still be able to quickly see if you have allergies to a medication or a condition a doctor should know about.

Other neat features:
  •  One touch dialing for emergency contacts
  • The ability to quickly email medical info to contacts through the app
  • Privacy settings which will hide any data you don't want people to see

At this point only Western languages are included (French, Dutch, Spanish, etc.) but lets hope the developers are successful enough to expand the app to Arabic, Chinese and other important tongues.

The app costs $2.99 and works for


  1. I love the idea of this app, which is why I purchased it. HOWEVER, the paid app is full of bugs - you can't actually enter half of the data. (this was reported to the creator, but still has not been fixed)

    The ICE4Travel Lite app is much better, and is free to download.

  2. Thanks for the feedback anonymous!