The area I live in sees a lot of tourists. I want to build a mobile app that is kind of a travel guide - but not one that tells you about points of interest and the best restaurants, but one that provides advice when something goes wrong.

Like, what to do

  • when having an accident
  • when getting ripped off in a restaurant or shop
  • when encountering a wounded animal
  • when losing your ID or passport (consular services nearby, etc.)

So it's a travelling companion that gives advice in times of need, specifically. The marketing proposition is that this app helps you be prepared.

I'm having trouble coming up with a good name for it. It's for the island of Lanzarote, so it should be Lanzarote <something>.

What might work here?

Words I've thought about:

  • Companion - nice, but a bit generic, no?
  • Advisor / Advice - kind of works, but a bit generic and maybe doesn't convey the "in times of need" aspect well enough
  • Navigator - not really, it's really just there with helpful local info if something goes wrong. There's other products that help you plan your trip, etc. That's not what this is about.
  • Helper - not sure
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    "Emergency manual", "emergency handbook"?
    – user140086
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 11:10
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    "Emergencies: what to do?" (or Emergency situations") Yeap! Lanzarote is such a nice place.
    – Graffito
    Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 11:23
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    Good Samaritans R Us! Commented Dec 3, 2016 at 22:17
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    Incident Action Plan (IAP) is the US term of art for specific events; so Incident Action Planner would suit your guide.
    – JEL
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 2:52
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    I'm voting to close this question because naming is explicitly off-topic. Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 18:16

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In the US, many municipalities and government agencies refer to "emergency preparedness":

OSHA's emergency preparedness page.

The CDC's emergency preparedness page.

The National Safety Council's emergency preparedness page

and others.

So a term like "Lanzarote Emergency Preparedness Guide for Travellers" might work well.

EDIT: As a side note, a term to potentially avoid would be "Emergency Resource Guide," which is a book used by emergency responders to identify the placards on vehicles carrying hazardous materials and determine the immediate course of action in the event of spills or fires.

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