A consumer background checking company, BeenVerified.com has released a mobile app that locate registered sex offenders in their areas. Perhaps it is a better way to steer your kids away from those bad people or put $1.99 in the pockets of BeenVerified or achieve both. Either way 5% of the proceeds will go to Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) whom the company has partnered to promote the app.
The app could be downloaded from iPhone [iTunes link] and Android Market,
The company uses publicly available data and enhances those with Geo location and augmented reality capabilities of the mobile devices and the networks.
The current app only can search for sex offenders in the immediate vicinity but the company says that the next version of the app will allow to search by an address.
Either way, I am sure this app will help to keep at least some children safe.
Beenverified via Mashable