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Original Air Date: Sep 18, 2015



Companion App


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A new app developed by a group of students at the University of Michigan called Companion is growing in popularity.

It was originally designed as an app to help students walking home at night across campus, but it’s usefulness has caught on off-campus.

Essentially the app notifies friends and family when someone is walking alone so they can virtually walk them home.

You simply put in your destination and mode of transportation then put out a request to friends and family to tag along.

Your friends and family don’t have to have the app installed, so anyone in your address book can become your companion.

They simply click on the link sent via text if they want to become a virtual companion on the trip home.

The app monitors unusual movements like falling down or straying from the route to help keep companions updated.

You never have to walk home alone again with the Companion app which is free and available for both iPhone and Android users

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