*Featured on the Today Show, NBC October 29th: "The Sex Offender Search iPhone application is key" *Featured on the Daily BUZZ TV Show, March 18th: "This is the app you need to know about to protect your children" Other TV reviews for SOS: ABC - WFTV Orlando Sep 24, 2009 NBC - WVLA Baton Rouge Oct 2, 2009 FOX - KTVI St. Louis Feb 2, 2010 FOX - WITI Milwaukee Mar 3, 2010 ABC - KITV Honolulu Mar 2, 2010 ABC - WGGB Springfield Mar 4, 2010 ------------------- SOS (Sex Offenders Search) helps you locating registered sex offenders and sexual predators in your neighborhood, around your children's schools, friends, parks and campgrounds. Our world can be a dangerous place. Knowledge and awareness are our first line of defense. Are you moving to a new area? Are you buying/renting a new house? Will you be living close to any of those dangerous individuals? Are your children visiting a relative or a friend? Will they be safe? Just activate your iPhone GPS and locate registered sex offenders in the area around you. You can also search offenders by name, by address, zip code or even near your contacts in the address book. Offenders will be displayed on an interactive map on your iPhone. You will be able to navigate around and click on any of the locations to see the picture, name, address, and offenses of any individual you select. Currently SOS only contains registered sex offenders located in the United States. Our database is updated once a day with new information as it becomes available. SOS requires the iPhone OS 3.0 to run. Protect your family!
Very nice App with a few shortcomings. Not all offender's have addresses in the list although available on RI official web site. Some offenders are listed more than once with different addresses - which is good - but should be a way to determine which is the most recent. BIGGEST ISSUE and primary reason I gave only 3 stars is that the App does not map all offenders in the list view. In fact, in many instances offenders that are further away are displayed on the map while many that are closer are not. When this is fixed it is at least a 4 star and perhaps a 5 star App.
Over all an good application with useful information. I have a few cons though. First, the program has crashed several times after it has been on for a couple of minutes. Another is that I live in a dense urban area but only show 5 offenders in my area and I know from other sources that there are quite a few more than that. Looking through the detail screens, I see that there are more listed that shown on the map. Also, when an address is searched to see what offenders are around this address, no blue icon shows the location of the searched address. Another is that both contact URLs on the Apple page lead to same page and is without link to developer of support. Wish list would include the ability to flick through the detail images without having to back out and select another name in the list.
I had heard about this app and the various sex offender websites, but actually seing red pins all around certain areas definetely makes you wonder. Some of the charges are completely stupid, I can just imagine the DA branding these people as sex offenders when all they needed was a slap on the wrist. Unfortunatley this takes away from using this registry to locate the *truly* dangerous and devious individuals that pose a *real* risk. I would say that a third of the charges for the dots in my neighborhood are in the "innocous - the DA should be fired" category, but the other two thirds are really creeps... So while I disagree on labeling some categories of offenders as sex offenders, this app does do indeed a very nice job in displaying the data it's supposed to display. It's fast and very user-friendly.
...how some "known" areas in my town have such high concentrations of red dots. This sad reality aside, the app is great. Super simple to use, FAST, showing all the dots on screen updating immediatley just as soon as the maps are refreshed. My iPhone was very "popular" at work today as several of my coworkers were passing it around so they could check on their neighborhood. Even though I knew this info was available on the web, having it on the iphone makes more accessible, especially when I'm going out with the children.
I like the idea of this application. I work in the sex offender registry world and I think applications like this are exactly what are needed to continue to bringing this important information to the public. Unfortunately, the data in the application for the state I am familiar with is not accurate or up to date. I found several examples of mapping errors for listed offenders (addresses being mapped in wrong locations) and found many records with out of date photos and offender information. An application like this is only as good as the data it contains and from this perspective this application doesn't measure up.
Developed by LogSat Software LLC.
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