TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – When someone in your neighborhood goes missing, it is important to organize a search party as quickly as possible. And you must run a search party operation as efficiently as possible. You don’t want to send multiple groups to the same location.
Search Party Volunteer is a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that works side by side with its desktop application counterpart called Search Party Command Center. Use this app to join a search party so that search party organizer can run their operation efficiently. Submit your location data to them so that they know where you have searched.
- Receive a walk assignment by scanning a QR code on the computer screen of your search party organizer.
- Create a walk assignment from a text file.
- Let the app record your GPS positions where you have walked.
- Select one of distances (5 meters, 6 meters, 7 meters… or 5 yards, 6 yards, 7 yards…) to tell the app how frequently you want to record your GPS position.
- Submit location data to your search party organizer through AirDrop.
- Upload location data to iCloud Drive.
- Languages: English
- Application file size: 54.5 MB
- The app comes with a built-in 9-page user’s guide. Tap User’s guide in the Home screen.
- iOS 10.0 or above
- iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
- In order to let the app track your current GPS position, your device must have constant access to the Internet.
- If you choose to submit location data to your search party organizer through iCloud Drive, you must have an iCloud account.
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There is no trial or demo version available since it’s available as freeware.
While you run this app, it may collect and store your current GPS position. The app will record your current GPS position only when you select the Walk tab whether it is running in foreground or background. This app is designed such that you can send location data to your search party organizer running the desktop application counterpart. Location data will not be shared with any other party with or without your consent. However, it is up to your search party organizer as to what to do with data. A location dataset to be sent to your search party organizer contains GPS position, date, the display name (See Settings.) and the unique identifier string (See Settings.).
If you do not wish this app to collect location data on your device, open Settings. Scroll down towards the very bottom and locate the name of this app. Tap it and then select Location. Finally, select Never.
This app also accesses device’s camera so that you can get a walk assignment by scanning a QR code. If you do not wish this app to access your device’s camera, again, open Settings. Scroll down towards the very bottom and locate the name of this app. Then turn off the Camera switch.
Search Party Volunteer is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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