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 Fitness 6 sports to take up in winter so you stay active, get fitter and build more muscle Lifestyle Why guys are spending thousands of rands a year to produce more semen Fitness ‘I finally learnt how to skip at the age of 36 – this is how you can do it too’ Lifestyle What exactly are ‘dense breasts’? Sex Can you masturbate too much? Medical What is the deadly Nipah virus? From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.