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The Best Apps to Prevent Travel Disasters –

Travel Safe was recently featured in a list of the Best Apps to Prevent Travel Disasters by

There are plenty of great apps out there, so it’s great to be recognised among the worlds best travel apps.

Check out the full article here:



Travel Safe | Channel 9 News Perth

For those of you that missed it, here is Chris representing Travel Safe on Channel 9 News Perth.

Travel Safe | Number 1 Travel App in Australia

Travel Safe is the Number 1 Paid iPhone App in Australia!!!

As of this morning, Travel Safe was the highest ranking paid iPhone app in Australia. Last night Channel Nine News Perth ran a great story on our app, and the results are in. Thanks to Channel Nine for seeing the great potential of our app, and to the viewers in Perth for the excellent response and feedback.

We’ve had some great feedback since our app launched last July. We were recognised by the 2013 Australian Mobile Awards, winning the best Utility App. Money Magazine ran a 3 page feature on our company in the November 2013 issue (with a great photo spread of Chris, one of the directors here at LKapps). And now Travel Safe has reached the highest ranking for Travel Apps in the Australian App Store.

Thanks to everyone who’s chipped in along the way. We’re always keen to hear from our users, keep the suggestions coming and we’ll keep on making our award winning app even better. We have some pretty interesting prospects coming up in the next few months, so we’ll keep you updated.

In the meantime, Travel Safe… and tell your friends about our app.

Travel Safe is the number 1 Paid App in Australia.

Travel Safe is the number 1 Paid App in Australia. (Yes, I know I have an update.)

Press Release: Travel Safe wins best utility app in the Australian Mobile Awards

Travel Safe wins best utility app in the Australian Mobile Awards

Press Release
For immediate release:

London, England, 26 October 2013 – Travel Safe by LKapps is an application designed for iOS and Android. The app hopes to change how emergency situations are handled, even those that occur in place unfamiliar to the user. Travel Safe is currently available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store at a set price depending on the users’ region.

“Emergency situations are threatening, hostile and intimidating. It is important that an app such as Travel Safe exists in a time where these situations can occur more often that one would like. Travel Safe is unique in this context, giving the user immediate emergency phone numbers suitable to the area that they are in” said a representative from Webify Webify, professional mobile app marketing agency.

Travel Safe acts essentially as a safeguard for the user, providing instant access to the emergency phone numbers of any given area. The app is unlikely to be used regularly but it has been designed to be fast and intuitive for the average user – as these are two important factors in emergencies. Despite this, much care and consideration has been put into the design of the app to ensure a direct path to the right information.

Travel Safe has recently won Best Utility App in the 2013 Australian Mobile Awards. Users can instantly view police, medical and fire information on record. In-addition to this, users can add personal information for use by response crews and other individuals that may be required to use the app.

Over one billion people own smartphones, and LKapps took advantage of this with their latest application. Travel Safe is a quintessential safeguard for regular travellers and anybody travelling to an unknown place; whether that be for work or leisure reasons. Travel Safe is highly effective in its use of location detection. This feature lets the app locate the area the user is in and subsequently fetch the correct contact information.

“You can’t underestimate the power of technology, and Travel Safe is one of those applications that truly lets us rethink the future uses of smartphones and smart devices alike. Emergencies such as fires, crimes and incidents can be handled within around 5 seconds from launching the app, and it’s the marriage of great hardware and great software that allows us to achieve this“ – Jerome Appleby and Chris Ahearn, creators of Travel Safe.

Device Requirements:
* iPad support.
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* iPhone 5 compatible
* 9.1 MB

* Requires Android 2.2 and up
* 2.6MB

Pricing and Availability:
Travel Safe is now available on two application outlets: Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. In the US Google Play Store, the application is priced at $0.99 USD and worldwide respective to that price.

All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Google Play, Google and Android are registered trademarks of Google Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.



Travel Safe | Now free to help those in need

In light of the continuing bush fire disaster spreading throughout NSW, Australia, Chris and I have decided to make Travel Safe free for all iPhone users. Please help us to spread the word, this app can save lives.

Our state of NSW, Australia is on fire, and authorities fear the worst may still be to come. Help us to avoid tragedy and spread the word, Travel Safe, the award winning mobile safety app will be available for free for all iPhone users this weekend (Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th October).  Everyone with a phone should have this installed. Travel Safe can help you connect with emergency services, and may save your home, your life, or the life of someone you love.

Travel Safe can make a real difference but we need your help to make it possible; so tell your friends, your neighbours, your family, even the neighbour’s dog. Help us to avoid tragedy, together we can make a difference.

Please stay safe,
Director LKapps

Note: Due to limitations with Google Play, we are unable to lower the price on our Android version at this time. We are working on solving this issue and will get back to you when we have more information.

What Each Country Leads the World In

It’s been a little while since we’ve posted some of the Internet’s most exciting, unusual, random, or otherwise awesome content on our site. We’ve been a little busy playing app developer recently (check this out). So here’s a little something we hope you enjoy to make up for it.

Planning a trip around the world, but don’t know where to go? Thinking of closing your eyes, spinning a globe, and seeing where fate takes you?  Let us help you out. Check out this cool map of the Earth, showing what every country in the world is awesome at.  Click on the image for a larger version.

Like raspberries (or nukes) – Head to Russia.
Have a thing for Velociraptor bones (clever girl) – Go to Mongolia.
Really craving a large dose of couscous – Rock on over to Morroco.

As for Travel Safe, our latest update is nearly finished and should be out in a few days. In the meantime, travel safe (particularly in Australia, we’re world beaters when it comes to deadly animals).

Image sourced from


What each country leads the world in.
Click for a larger, zoom-able version

Travel Safe | Features

The Oscar race is really starting to heat up now. Travel Safe has made it’s way to YouTube.

For those who haven’t yet downloaded Travel Safe, or just want to know what it’s all about, this short video gives you the rundown on all the great features. Check it out.

Travel Safe is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the iPhone



Here’s a few fun facts for you.

Did you know that Apple has sold an estimated 387,446,000 iPhones? That’s enough iPhones that the packaged USB cords could reach from the Earth to the Moon.

Or that the App Store has sold over 50 billion apps? More than twice the amount of Apples harvested in the US every year.

It’s incredible to think how the world has changed due to this miraculous device, and smartphones in general. Who can remember answering machines, or calling the cinema hotline for movie times?

The challenge for us as developers is to harness this amazing power to create something more, something unique and breathtaking. It helps to put the phone down every now and then and look at the world. Inspiration is everywhere.

The limits of technology are only that of human imagination.


Travel Safe | Forgot to pack the volley ball?


While we’re currently working on software that will allow Travel Safe to work on even the most basic of coconut phones, Travel Safe is already available for iPhone and Android. In fact, Travel Safe works all over the world, and gives you instant access to a comprehensive database of over 200 countries emergency services.

Download Travel Safe today.

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Google Play:

Phonebloks: future or farce

Phonebloks. What a brilliant concept.

Is this the future in motion, or a viral marketing campaign spinning its tires? You be the judge.

What do you think, future or farce?

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