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duckWit552515d1) There will always be competition. Don't let that stop you from releasing stuff.
2) Display a disclaimer that they must agree to in order to use the app after installing, something like "You acknowledge that your safety is ultimately your responsibility, and that while every attempt will be made to make this app functional all the time, you might not be in a location that has data service and/or there might be an issue within the app itself that impedes normal use." (etc, you get the idea)
3) Add in a "test" feature from within the app, that will allow users to send out test SOS messages with a "I've added you as an emergency contact with XYZ app, this is a test, please let me know if it worked" baked into the messages/recording asking the recipient to reply back to acknowledge it was received. It will allow them to periodically make sure it works.
4) Have lots of unit/integration tests that prove proper functionality.
iamavalos318615dI remember making for school a full mockup of my house with two floors, rooms, doors, and everything! It was really hard, and I got a 10. But then, a classmate just showed the teacher a fucking Choco Krispis box cut from the top, the rooms were drawn using marker and the furniture was made with fucking clay! He got 10, as well! I remember my mother and me doing a very hard job, and that guy really blew me up!
P.S. ¿Vives en Ciudad Juárez?
iamavalos318615dP.S. I will do a similar app in a hackathon tomorrow, but especially for schools. This is mere coincidence! I don't intend to copy your idea.
AngryDev99819514dJust do it already. You can test it with your buddies and if you have funds for testing, try crowd testing.
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