Layton, Utah April 13, 2023 – Link, a secure geolocation application designed to keep users safe, is now available for download in the App Store and Google Play at no cost. Link makes daily activities such as dating, exercising or traveling less dangerous by establishing a connection between users. Once the app user shares their location through a “Link” or a broadcast, the precise location data and history is displayed at two-minute intervals to their trusted user.
In August 2021, like the rest of the world, Link CEO Alex Orvis was captivated and concerned about the disappearance of aspiring travel influencer Gabby Petito. Particularly alarming to Orvis was the discovery that Petito’s phone had been turned off for three days before she was reported missing. This story, along with many other tragic examples, were the inspiration for Link’s developers to create a tool that alerts friends and loved ones sooner and allows them to give life-saving information to police right away.
“Many people I know are familiar with the risks of seemingly simple activities such as running alone, shopping or meeting someone new,” said Orvis. “I knew there had to be a better way for friends and family to look out for each other.”
Link tells the real-time story of where you are, where you’ve been and who you are with. The app allows users to broadcast their location while alone, or to Link with another person to show both parties’ location to the trusted user. In the case of Petito, once her phone was turned off, her trusted users would have been notified that her broadcast had closed, and her entire location history to that moment would have been instantly available to her family to share with authorities.
Link acts as both a deterrent for potentially dangerous meetings, and a proactive tool to locate users in an emergency or risky situation. “Link is different and more advanced than other location apps,” said Ovis. “It tells the entire story in real-time. We live in a hyper-connected world and we should all be able to online date, hike, celebrate and explore the world with confidence.”
Love is blind, Link is not. Launched in 2023, the Link app makes it easy and effective for people to stay connected and safe. For more information visit www.uselink.com.
I knew there had to be a better way for friends and family to look out for each other”
Link tells the real-time story of where you are, where you’ve been and who you are with. The app allows users to broadcast their location while alone, or to Link with another person to show both parties’ location to the trusted user.