Home > Medical schemes > News 23 September 2014 mySOS launches SA's newest emergency app mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA. 0 mySOS is the first independent, all-inclusive emergency number, repository and multi-purpose smartphone app for SA. ~ Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery When you are in trouble, who will you call?The recent launch of a South African emergency app is set to add significant value to everyday users, emergency service providers, sporting events and security complexes to name but a few.Good for everyday useWhat makes the app unique is the fact that it is not only useful for emergencies, but for everyday use as well.mySOS – Emergency provides an integrated platform for access to the closest, most appropriate numbers for medical emergencies, fire and police services, national sea rescue and roadside assistance, nationwide. Read: ER visits tied to sleep meds on the riseThe 1-button emergency activation will automatically notify contacts about the incident and your GPS location.mySOS – Find Near Me option will help you find the closest relevant service for your situation and includes hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, police stations and veterinarians in your surrounding area.With built-in TomTom navigation it removes the hassle of finding these providers and it will navigate you straight to their doorstep.Ideal for active peopleThe app also boasts features like Track Me, that will automatically notify relatives or emergency contacts if users haven’t reached their destinations within the planned journey time. Ideal for people that spend time outdoors, exercising or travel on their own.The mySOS app is able to geo locate users and provide emergency services with the appropriate incident information, and an exact location of the incident.It will benefit tourists, schools, security estates, travellers and the general public in South Africa.Read: Butt-diallingmySOS partnered with TomTom for all mapping and navigation solutions and uses up to date healthcare data, supplied by Medpages.The mySOS app is a smartphone app available for both iOS and Android.For further information about the mySOS app or to discuss business opportunities, visit mySOS, like their Facebook Page or Twitter handle: @mysos.Read More:A day in the life of a paramedicBeware of bee stingsDiabetes in Britain a strain on health servicesImage: Emergency Phone from Shutterstock.See breaking news and the hottest health tips before anybody else by joining South Africa’s biggest and best health community, like health24 on Facebook now! NEXT ON HEALTH24X The value of digital technology in addressing quality care 2017-05-17 04:48 More: Medical schemesNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical 1 in 4 SA workers suffers from depression Lifestyle Reasons why your scalp is itchy – and how to fix it News These are the areas where you are most at risk of getting malaria News WHO warns SA is not entirely geared up for major epidemics Lifestyle ‘My birth control pills gave me a liver tumour’ – this is how it happened Lifestyle US soldier receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.