This week we had 2 special guests (actually all my guests are special) on my show. Dr. Jonathan Kaye, president of Command Sims/SimsUShare and Jim Murphy. If I am understanding correctly, Sims U Share stems from Command Sims, also developed by Dr. Kaye and (I believe) Jim Murphy. Command Sims was developed in 2003 and released to the public in 2005. Sims U Share was developed in 2011 and was launched publicly towards the end of 2012. While Command Sims was departmental based, Sims U Shared was designed to be more one on one based and is available across several platforms.
I took the opportunity (a couple months ago) to try out the free version and even with my limited knowledge (key word – limited) found the app simple and easy to use. You can find links to both the free (give it a try) and paid versions here. The app is available for your computer via Windows or Mac and for your smart phone via iPhone/iPad and Android.
Sims U Share was created as a way for firefighters (and other first responders) to get involved and interact with the app. The idea was for it to be more than just a tool where the teacher teaches and student listens. A key component is the ability to use events, structures, buildings, etc that are likely to be dealt with by each specific department (or even station).
The Sims U Share idea is one that lends itself to being something useful for all first responders across the board including fire, EMS, Police, and even dispatchers. There is also talk about developing an application specifically geared towards children (and their parents) – but we’ll leave that for another show 😉
To listen to what Dr. Kaye and Mr. Murphy (This time we actually did have a “Murphy” on the show) had to say about Sims U Share…. Follow this link:
Be sure and connect with Sims U Share:
And with Jim Murphy (the public face to Sims U Share)
And, of course eMail (with any comments, feedbacks, and/or questions
feedback form on http://simsushare.com.