An iPod and an App = a daily, easy check-in service

by Jennifer

My brother and I wanted for our Dad the opposite of a panic button: a Don’t Worry Button, something with a big friendly button for him to send a “Don’t Worry, all is well” text message or email on a regular or occasional basis at his convenience. Our Dad is too independent to need or want a visitor every day, but with his hearing problems we couldn't depend on phone calls.

We looked for this device without success, and started talking to friends.

We weren't thinking of iphones. Our teens were attached to their phones, but neither of us owned an ipod or iphone. Those devices seemed like music and communication centers for the young. However, as we asked around, three people in a row said the Don’t Worry Button sounded like something for smart phones.

We found a link for app developers on the internet, and connected with a development company. Our design requirement stayed simple: a colorful button on the screen that the parent presses to send a pre-set text message or email to a concerned family member. For the one-time set-up, there are options for texting and emailing, timers and alerts.

The senior parent needs a device -- an iphone, ipod, or ipad. The ipod is simple and inexpensive, with no on-going fees, as long as there is a wi-fi connection in the area. If there is no wi-fi available, an iphone or pad can connect through cell service. With any of these devices, you just download the app for $0.99, set up the message, and then your parent or relative can let you know that all is well by pressing the Smiley Face, and then "Send".


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Apr 21, 2015
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Apr 18, 2015
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Apr 16, 2015
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Mar 17, 2015
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Mar 02, 2015
How to get WithMe
by: Joe Rigney

You can get WithMe on the App Store or Play Store. There are links on our website, but you need to open the website in the device (Phone or Tablet) that you want to load the app onto.

You can use one of these links to load the app directly, but again you need to open them from within the device that you want to load the app onto.:

For iPhone or iPad

For Android Phone or Tablet:

Mar 02, 2015
Another Daily Check-In App
by: Joe Rigney

Hi Everyone,

Take a look at WithMe, available for iOS (Apple) and Android phones and tablets.

This is a Daily Check-In app that is an easy way to stay in touch.

Here's how it works:

WithMe sends you a daily notification reminding you to Check-In. Just tap the notification to Check-In! WithMe sends your Check-In to the people you have chosen.

And what happens if you can't Check-In?

If you miss your Check-In, your loved ones are alerted that there may be a problem.

Full Disclosure: I am the co-founder of Assure Technologies, the company that makes this app.

I hope you will try WithMe and let us know what you think.

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Feb 08, 2015
by: Gaert

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Jan 07, 2015
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the recent posts! Unfortunately, we are closing out our small Don't Worry Apps business, and the Don't Worry Button is no longer on iTunes The app has been free for almost two years, and we decided not to continue with the costs of web hosting, business registration fees, and developer registration. I think that means that people can keep the app, but it is not visible anymore on iTunes. It was a great adventure making it, and we appreciate the people who downloaded it.

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