New Zivatar Mobile App Combines Battery Alerts, Picture & Video Messaging

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University of Arizona student Garrett Patrick and Zivatar co-founder Craig Patrick debut iPhone application that sends last known location to trusted contacts

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A new iPhone app called Zivatar is tackling the scourge afflicting groups trying to communicate: dead batteries. The app automatically sends out notifications when a phone battery is critically low, giving friends the location of their compatriot. It also includes private video, photo, and charge-free worldwide text messaging for individuals and groups.

Zivatar is available now on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. It is free through Thursday, September 15 for iOS, and will match the $0.99 Android price thereafter.

Users can set up trusted individual contacts and groups to receive battery notifications. The threshold battery level for each contact can be set separately, along with a custom message. A reminder can also pop up on the user’s own phone, accompanied by vibration, audio, and video.

The automatic notification feature provides the last known location of the phone. This information is useful when coordinating activities, but can also be crucial in the case of a missing person.

Zivatar also helps contacts keep in touch whenever they want. At any time, users can send NAV pins of their current (or any) location along with a short message. The NAV pins link directly to Google Maps, which gives the user turn by turn directions. They can also send individuals or groups captioned photos and videos that disappear after being viewed.

“Zivatar is about communicating with family and friends in a fun environment without your actions being tracked, your data being sold and advertisers constantly harassing you. We just wanted to create a great product that will make everyone’s daily lives a little better, and possibly safer,” said Garrett Patrick of Zivatar.

Half of the net proceeds from Zivatar downloads will be donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer. Current partners include the National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Hormel Institute at the University of Minnesota, and the Karl R. Potach Foundation.

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