Life is unpredictable with unexpected turns lingering around. And it’s this unpredictability that makes us feel concerned about our loved ones and their whereabouts, especially when they are away from the sight.
Meet DooriGo – a virtual check-in and safety app for iPhone and Android – that lets you keep a tab on your loved ones with regular check-ins. Aimed at fostering a world without isolation, it can be immensely helpful for not just older people living alone but also kids living away from parents.
Having tried DooriGo for a couple of days, I would like to share my thoughts about this safety app and reveal whether or not it deserves to find its way into your iPhone or Android device. So, let’s get started with the breakdown!
Depending on your convenience, you can check-in at your preferred time and the app will keep your loved ones in the loop about your whereabouts. And if you ever fail to respond within the specific period (6-72 hours), the app will automatically email your chosen contacts, enabling your loved ones to take prompt action and check in on you to ensure you are alright.
DooriGo works as expected. Being pretty lightweight, (4.6MB size for Android version and 13.9MB size for iOS version) the safety app runs quite smoothly. As for the user interface, it looks quite simple, which means you don’t require much time to get a good hang of the app and its features.
Don’t want the app to keep an eye on your location even during your holiday or when you are enjoying a wonderful time with your dear ones? Needless to worry.
Times when you don’t need to worry about your safety or have gone on a holiday with your friends, you can choose to pause the daily check-in on particular dates. The app offers you the desired flexibility to select the date when you want to keep the location tracking away.
From a user’s perspective, I think it’s an essential feature as there are times when I want to take a complete break from the regular check-ins. So, I’m glad that DooriGo has offered this little window that kind of restores the independence everyone likes to have.
Keeps Your Privacy Intact
DooriGo ensures your privacy remains intact. The app’s built-in location tracker picks up your location only when it’s needed. So, you shouldn’t worry about endless location tracking and privacy intrusion.
Moreover, the app shares your location only with the contacts you have chosen, and that too when you fail to respond within the specific period (6 to 72 hours). It does so to let your loved ones find out your smartphones’ last known location.
Another notable feature is that the app fully encrypts your message so that only your chosen contacts can access them. As someone who never wants to compromise with privacy, I’m pleased with the privacy that this virtual check-in and safety app offers.
Price and Availability
DooriGo offers a free trial of 30 days. After that, you will need to pay $1.99/month or $19.99/year, if you want to continue.
As for compatibility, you can install this virtual check-in and safety app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 11 or later. DooriGo for Android requires Android 4.1 or later.
The Verdict: An Effective Way to Keep Isolation at Bay
At a time when an extra layer of safety has become the need of the hour due to the ever-increasing crime rate in most parts of the world, the more safeguard you have the less it feels. Add to that the unpredictable elements that come bundled with life and we had never been so needy for prompt help before.
While DooriGo may not be the complete answer to the concerns regarding the safety of our loved ones but it does offer a pretty effective way to keep a track of them. With the emergency alerts, the virtual check-in and safety app for iOS and Android ensures we can take the timely action to prevent untoward things from happening.
Whether you are a parent who is concerned about the safety of your kid living in a hostel or a busy son whose mother is living alone in a remote city, DooriGo can be of great help to you.
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What do you think of DooriGo? And, would you like to give it a try? Sound off your feedback in the comments below.
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