Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

watchBambuser
Broadcast low-latency live video and audio to the web using 3G or WiFi! View incoming chat messages, broadcast in public or in private, geotag your broadcasts and share to many social networks.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS

Cop Block
Access the latest Cop Block articles and podcasts at the click of a button. Easy interface makes sharing content easy. Thanks to everyone that helped build these and get them on the market! If you are a developer that can help add some features and improve these apps, please contact usMore here.
Cost: free
Download
Android
DownloadiOS
created by: @Antijingoist

Cop Recorder 2
Cop Recorder can secretly record audio and then upload it to the OpenWatch server along with location data.
Cost: free
Download
Android
DownloadiOS
shared via Bryanne Belville

FastCase
For the most part, police powers have been federally defined; but there are legal and procedural quirks that vary from state to state, and FastCase is an excellent resource for both state and federal case law. If nothing else, you should grab this app and do a little research on your home state. Like all the apps on this list, the case law in FastCase goes way beyond the scope of a traffic stop or warrantless search—it lays out precedent for landmark decisions in almost every imaginable category—but that’s where the searchable database become helpful.
Cost: 24-hr trial, then subscription fees
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via Julia Peterson

GotYa!
GotYa! takes a silent snapshot through the front facing camera of the criminal who is attempting to use your device, whenever the screen lock is entered incorrectly. After taking the picture, it acquires the location of your device and forms a Google maps link, and then send it with the time stamped picture to your email or Facebook!
Cost: 
1.99FRNs
Download: Android
Download: iOS
shared via Jacob Jacob

I’m Getting Arrested 
Alert your lawyer, loved ones, etc … that you are being arrested with a click. I’m Getting Arrested enables anyone, with one click, to broadcast a custom message to SMS numbers in the event they are arrested.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid

Justin.TV
Broadcast LIVE video over 3G or WiFi. Easily share your broadcast on Twitter and Facebook so friends and family can watch. Easy sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and more. Videos are automatically saved to the web on Justin.tv.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS

LiveStream
Watch live events from livestream.com… right on your mobile device.
DownloadiOS

My Civil Rights
This app is not higher on the list because it is a relatively young app, so there are still display issues, but it provides almost exactly what we’re looking for: a comprehensive explanation of your rights, including FAQs and rules to follow in various situations (if you’ve been detained on the street, if you’ve been pulled over, if cops want permission to search your home, etc.) The app appears to have been intended for the iPhone originally, so you may see more bugs on some Android devices. It seems to work fine on Samsung cell phones. The only problem I’ve noticed with this app is a bit of bloat—I don’t really need an extra space to find my location and post phone numbers.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via Julia Peterson

Open Watch
OpenWatch recorder can secretly record audio and video, and upload it to the OpenWatch server along with geolocation data. 
Cost
: free
DownloadAndroid
Download: iOS
shared via Bryanne Belville

PocketJustice
After you’ve memorized the Bill of Rights, it’s time to move up to Supreme Court precedent, where the nitty-gritty of police powers are found. Most of you have probably seen this video of a legal student defending his Second Amendment rights in Portland, ME; you’ll notice that his ammunition is Supreme Court precedent, not just the text of the Bill of Rights. PocketJustice offers searchable transcripts of over 100 Supreme Court cases, as well as some audio of the oral arguments (good for brushing up in the car or on the metro). Most of the landmark police-powers cases are covered here, but it’s not so dense as to be overwhelming. If you want to go deeper, you can download the Pro version, which has transcripts for over 600 cases, and 300+ additional hours of Supreme Court audio. For people who want a basic understanding of their rights without a law degree, this is a great tool.
Cost: free through Oct., 4.99FNRs for Pro
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via Julia Peterson

Police Scanner 5-0
Police Scanner 5-0 brings you more than 2,500 police, fire, rescue and other radio feeds over 3G or WiFi. You can search for channels in the U.S. and other countries by country, state or province and county. Find channels close to your location based on GPS or 3G/WiFi triangulation. You can save your favorites, listen in the background, and get instant access to new feeds as they come online.
Cost: free version with short ads or 1.99FRNs w/o ads)
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via Blake of LibertyWebAlliance.com

Police Tape
Citizens can hold police accountable in the palms of their hands with “Police Tape,” a smartphone application from the ACLU of New Jersey that allows people to securely and discreetly record and store interactions with police, as well as provide legal information about citizens’ rights when interacting with the police. Related video: How Does it Work?
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via SteveA & Henryk Z

Qik
Video chat, video mail and video share for free with Qik Video for Android phones – download the app today and start streaming live videos with friends and family around the world. Record and instantly share videos online straight to your favorite social network from your mobile phone.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS

Secret Camera Recorder
Secret Video Recorder is the ONLY hidden camera app in the market that does background recording so you can use your phone as normal and NO ONE can tell you are recording video.
Cost
: 5.99FRNs
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via Jason R.

Stop-and-Frisk
An easy way to hold the NYPD accountable for its actions. It has three primary functions: Record: This allows the user to film an incident with audio by simply pushing a trigger on the phone’s frame. Shaking the phone stops the filming. Listen: This function alerts the user when people in their vicinity are being stopped by the police. Report: This promptsthe survey, allowing users to report a police interaction they saw or experienced, even if they didn’t film it. Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
Download: iOS (in fall)

TapIn.tv
TapIn.tv is a simple, fast way to take video of whatever is happening in front of you in two clicks. Here’s how to get started: 1) Tap the record button. You’re now streaming live and anyone on the TapIn.tv website can view what you’re recording live. 2) Tap the Facebook or Twitter button to share your video link. You don’t even have to stop recording. 3) Once you’re done recording, your video is automatically saved on our site. Go to http://tapin.tvto see and share your recording.
Cost
free
Download
iOS
shared via Carlos Miller

United States Constitution
Of course, this is the baseline for any conversation with police about your rights. The exact ramifications of the Bill of Rights in a legal context will require deeper study—exactly what constitutes “unreasonable search and seizure” for instance, has taken years of legal precedent to firmly establish—but if you want to be confident in your rights, this is the place to start. For your edification, the app also includes the Articles of Confederation, the Mayflower Compact, the Gettysburg Address, and more; but your main resource to prepare for encounters with police will be the searchable text of the Bill of Rights.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS
shared via Julia Peterson

UStream
Go live and watch live video on your phone or tablet – anytime, anywhere! Broadcast live to any number of viewers using the camera of your device.
Cost: free
DownloadAndroid
DownloadiOS

Vimeo
We’ve packed all the best parts of Vimeo into one app! Now you can upload, manage and watch your videos right from your mobile phone or tablet. Need some inspiration? Watch great videos based on your personal preferences or our curated channels. Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately.
Cost: free
Download: Android
DownloadiOS

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