THOMPSONVILLE, IL (KFVS) - A mobile app could help nearby users find lost children and it's being developed by a family from southern Illinois.
Ryan Davis from Thompsonville came up with the idea for the Whistle App after dealing with years of his child with autism wandering off.
The location based social network will allow users to chat with people nearby. However, for a small fee users will be able to blow the whistle app and alert users when emergencies occur.
Users will even be able to set the distance, gender, age, and race of the people it alerts.
Davis' son Michael, 14, is high functioning but his autism impairs his social skills. As a child, Michael got past numerous child locks and wandered away from his parents numerous times.
Davis has been working on the app with a company from Dubai over the past year. He hopes to launch within the next month.