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How Jill Used Life360 to Catch a Thief

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace of mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Jill, who offered to share her story about how Life360 helped locate her daughter’s stolen mobile phone.

Knowing the whereabouts of your children is a top priority for every parent. In fact, 92% of adults are concerned with knowing where their kids are, and with a new school year comes new anxieties over new routines and new environments.

Jill downloaded Life360 to stay on top of her three teenage daughters coming to and from school and during their early morning extracurricular activities. Even her daughters found it useful to see when their mom was on her way to pick them up. Jill and her family typically use Life360 to locate one another, but they also found it surprisingly helpful in locating something else – her daughter’s stolen mobile phone.

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How Jay Used Life360 to Locate His Lost Phone

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace of mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keep us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Jay, who shared his story about how Life360 helped locate his lost cell phone.

Jay started his weekend afternoon at a local golf course to spend time with his friends and relax from the work week. Upon finishing the round and heading back to their cars, Jay realized that he no longer had his cellphone with him. He and friends back tracked all 18 holes with no luck in finding the device. Read more »

How Life360 Helped Rescue Karena and her Son

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Karena, who offered to share her own powerful story about how Life360 helped save her and her son after a terrible car accident.

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, Karena and her son were driving to lunch when they were rear-ended by a driver who was texting and driving and rolled past a stop sign. The collision pushed Karena’s car into a curb, causing it to roll over twice and slide about 50 feet down the street – ultimately leaving the vehicle upside down and trapping the two in the car.

Karena, who always keeps her phone in her purse in the backseat as to not be tempted to use it while driving, was unable to reach it and alert her husband and 911. Life360, however, immediately sensed the crash and simultaneously called 911 to dispatch an ambulance and alerted her husband with directions  to his family’s exact location. Life360 also notified the other members in Karena’s circle including her in-laws in Portland, Oregon, with whom she is very close.

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How Life360 Helped Kim’s Son Gain Independence

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace of mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Kim B, who offered to share her story about how Life360 helped give her son more independence.

Kim B. is a lifestyle blogger and mother of two that came across the Life360 app a few years ago through a Google search. She had been looking for a way to balance her son’s adventurous spirit and his safety for when we was away at summer camp. No matter what secret swimming hole he trekked to with his friends, she checked to make sure he was safe and accounted for while remaining hands-off.

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How Life360 Helped Rescue Melinda’s Son

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Melinda, who shared a review on the app store recapping how Life360 helped her son after he was in a car accident. Below is her story.

Melinda has a 20-year-old son who is in the military and often travels in between cities to visit his family and his girlfriend. One night several months ago, he was planning to drive back from a weekend with his long-distance girlfriend in Virginia. As a worried mother, Melinda requested he download Life360 so she would feel at ease with him driving alone in the middle of the night – which he’d do often to avoid traffic. Unfortunately, at around 1:45am during his drive, he crashed on the highway, and his phone screen shattered. Life360, sensing the collision, immediately dispatched emergency services and ambulances were on the scene to take him to the nearby hospital.

When Melinda awoke the next morning, she saw she had been notified by Life360 about her son’s accident. Her heart dropped and was terrified when she called her son and his phone was dead.

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How Life360 Brought Peace of Mind to Danielle and her Family

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Danielle, who offered to share her story about how Life360 helped give her peace of mind when her son started driving for the first time.

Just like any parent, Danielle was feeling nervous about her son beginning to drive. She had been a Life360 user for a few months when she decided it was time to upgrade to a premium plan with Driver Protect. Upgrading to Driver Protect gave her the freedom to worry less knowing that even when she wasn’t in the car with him, Life360’s driving features like roadside assistance, crash detection and emergency response, would be there to help with all of life’s unpredictable moments – big and small. Her newfound confidence allowed her son the freedom to explore more, without having to constantly check on him that he made it to his destination safely.

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How Life360 Helped Keep Angela’s Family on the Road

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Angela, who offered to share her story about how Life360 helped give her peace of mind when her son had car trouble far from home.

Angela had been a Life360 user for a few months before she decided to upgrade to Life360 Driver Protect. She was specifically interested in receiving weekly driving reports for her son, who has mild autism and drives himself two hours to work every day. One day as her son began the two hour drive home, she got a call from him that he got a flat tire. After spending 30 minutes on the phone with her insurance agency to try and locate him to send help, she remembered her Life360 plan offers roadside assistance.

 

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How Life360 Helped Rescue Two Teenagers

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Ryan, who offered to share his own powerful story about how Life360 helped save his two sons after a terrible car accident.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Ryan’s two sons, ages 16 and 13, were driving on the freeway and collided with another car. The teenagers’ car, veered off the road, down an embankment, hit a tree and flipped over. Ryan is a therapist and was in the middle of a session when Life360 automatically dispatched emergency services for the boys, and a representative contacted him and his wife that there had been an accident.

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Life360 Adds Ben Kim as VP of Product to Help Bring Families Peace of Mind

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2018 – Life360, the leading location sharing app that protects and connects families, today announced the addition of Ben Kim as the Vice President of Product. Previously, Ben has held positions in mobile-focused roles such as Groupon and Gametime and will bring his expertise of the mobile consumer industry to Life360.

“Ben’s previous roles have given him a unique experience and understanding of the consumer psyche which positions him well to succeed and lead the team here,” said Chris Hulls, co-founder and CEO of Life360. “As a father and a long time Life360 user, he has a vision for the future of our product and how we can align ourselves with the modern family.”

In 2006, Ben joined Yahoo! as a Senior Product Manager for Yahoo! Search, Mail and Messenger, across mobile platforms – all before the adoption of the iPhone when users didn’t have said tools at the tips of their fingers. In 2010 he joined Groupon as a Lead Product Manager for the iOS and Android apps helping grow the company to hundreds of millions in annual revenue. Most recently, Ben held the position as SVP of Product at Gametime, a leader in mobile, last-minute ticketing, where he saw the company through Seed to Series B funding rounds while continuing to grow and build the company product.

As Life360 expands its premium offerings, like Driver Protect that includes crash detection and emergency response, weekly driver reports and extended roadside assistance, Ben will be responsible for mapping out product strategy and ensuring the company’s mission and vision are met through new updates and features.

“The way Life360 has adapted its products to give its users accurate, real-time information has been incredible,” said Kim. “This team is so clearly focused on bringing peace of mind to families and valuable products to its users’ daily lives – I’m excited to dive in and help Life360 grow to its full potential.”

About Life360

Life360 is the world’s leading location and driving safety service that helps protect and connect families by offering intelligent location sharing, coordination, and driving safety features. A leader in family tech, Life360 gives families peace of mind when they are not together. It’s available on iOS and Android. Founded in 2008, Life360 has raised over $90M in venture capital and is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.life360.com.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Life360 Study Finds Parents Are Just As Distracted As Teens While Driving

At Life360, our goal is to keep families safe and connected no matter where they are. That includes when they are on the road. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we are extra focused on promoting safe driving practices for all ages. We hope to be a part of the solution in preventing the over 3,000 avoidable deaths that happen each year as a result of distracted driving.

While other companies ,–  like AAA — have reports identifying the rise in distracted driving, we were able to uniquely leverage our unrivaled location technology and largest source of driving data in the world, to take a closer look at the makeup of distracted driving across the U.S. to identify where (and with whom) improvement is needed most.

 

The most surprising? Teens are only six percent more likely to use their phones while driving than their parents, meaning that parents were hardly better than their teens when it comes to distracted driving.

Parents and teens drive distracted.

At Life360, location is always top of mind. So we also looked at which cities and states had the most distracted drivers. Take a look at the findings in the full report – did your city or state make the list? If you are curious to learn more about your and your family’s driving habits, Driver Protect offers users weekly driver reports on phone usage, rapid acceleration, hard braking and more. Check it out in the Life360 App, available on iTunes or Google Play!

See report here: life360-distracted-driving-report-032918-2-1