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Locally-Developed "Emergency Network" App Life360 Used by More than 1,600 Families During Japanese Quake

Often when it's the most crucial to get in touch with family and friends, our phone service fails us. Local family-safety and "emergency network" company Life360 has answered that need — more than 1,600 Japanese families used the app to reunite after Friday's devastating earthquake. Life360 tells you the location of up to 6 family members when they "check in" or press the "panic" button.

While the panic button is to be used during times of emergency (it tells people exactly where you are and that you're in trouble), the "check in" feature is more for tab-keeping (say, if someone's traveling internationally and you want to make sure they've gotten to their destinations safely).  Both alerts automatically send an email, text and phone call to loved ones in your network.

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