Find Me Family of Safety Apps
Located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Echo Messaging System is a small business creating software for other small businesses, to streamline and automate business processes. Cousins Tammy Fuller and Kim Fuller formed a partnership after developing the first in the family of apps (Find Me Tornado) following the Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes in 2013. Echo Messaging System already had the automated notification system and partnered it with the desire to assist people in dangerous situations by notifying loved ones they were in danger and needed assistance. Or, similarly, it could be used to let people know they were safe.
Caption: Kim Fuller (left) and Tammy Fuller (right) demonstrate the Find Me Safety app on their iPad.
Combining smartphone features, such as GPS tracking, shake detection (via accelerometer), siren and flashing, we created a family of easy-to-use apps for Android, iPhone/iPad and Windows Mobile to locate people after the disaster has passed. “Find Me — Safety App” is very flexible and can be used for short or long trips, for everyday use or for once in a while.
Echo Messaging Systems (Co-developer of Find Me apps), was founded by software and hardware design professionals with over 40 years experience. Gerald Deane, Echo’s President is a former Professor of Design Engineering. With a background in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Speech Recognition, Tammy Fuller, Echo’s Chief Architect, created more than 20 large Web Applications, developed many Mobile Apps for the medical field, as well as numerous custom Windows and Unix applications for commercial and defense fields. Ms. Fuller is co-author of The XML Design Handbook by Wrox Press and ran two prior companies in the areas of custom software engineering. In 2014 Ms. Fuller was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Tech 10 by Rhode Island Tech Collective recognizing Rhode Islands up and coming people in technology.
KF Public Affairs is a media relations and crisis management consulting firm founded by Kim Fuller of Tulsa, Okla. She has over 25 years experience in media relations and crisis management having worked on nearly ever national disaster since Hurricane Katrina. Find Me Tornado Safety app was a semifinalist in the 2014 Tulsa TCC StartUp Cup in 2014 and a semifinalist for the Tulsa United Way Innovation Grants in 2014. Ms. Fuller was selected to present Find Me Tornado at the 1 Million Cups entrepreneurial program in Tulsa, Okla. in April 2014 and in Nashville, Tenn. in November 2014.