I’m sure most of you have experienced the frustration of needing to get hold of somebody urgently, only to have your calls, messages and voicemails go unanswered. Later that day “Sorry, my phone was on silent”. With NeedUNow – a new app available on iOS and Google Play – that’s a thing of the past.

Luckily most of the situations I mentioned above aren’t real emergencies, but what if they were? With this app, you can send your registered emergency contacts a message and their phone will produce an audible notification. It doesn’t matter whether the phone is on silent, asleep or the app is force-closed, they’ll still hear the messages. It’ll also share the last known location of the device, if location services are enabled.

Whether you’re a parent, babysitter, teacher, a teenager or you’re travelling, this app could be invaluable in case of an emergency. Now your time-sensitive messages will be noticed immediately.

The app is cross-compatible, so iOS and Android users can communicate without restriction. In-telligent LLC, the company behind NeedUNow, was named one of the “30 Most Innovative Companies of 2019” by CEO views. It’s not difficult to see why – the app is simple, yet very effective.

Check out the app today on Google Play and iOS or visit their website needunowapp.com.