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Importance of Mobile Apps for the Safety of Women

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The safety of women has always been a critical issue in our country. We need to effectuate a change in the situation so that our own women do not feel unsafe. Many entrepreneurs have come up with apps that might help make a woman feel more at ease.

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Importance of Mobile Apps for the Safety of Women

  1. 1. Prof. Puja Dhar INDIA Importance of Mobile Apps In context to the safety of Women
  2. 2. What is Mobile App ?? A mobile app is a software application developed specifically for use on small, wireless computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, rather than desktop or laptop computers. Mobile apps are designed with consideration for the demands and constraints of the devices and also to take advantage of any specialized capabilities they have.
  3. 3. Entrepreneurial Skills Motivation. ..Entrepreneurs are enthusiastic, and future-oriented. ... Creativity and Persuasiveness. ... Versatility. ... Risk Tolerance. ... Vision. ... Flexibility and Open-Mindedness Finding the need of people
  4. 4. Safety of Women in the Country ?? The safety of women has always been a critical issue in our country. And with the rise in the number of incidents that took place last year, this has become an, even more, serious issue which needs to be rectified as soon as possible. The situation has become so deplorable that India ranks amongst the top ten countries in the world that are considered unsafe or dangerous for women. We need to effectuate a change in the situation so that our own women do not feel unsafe. The situation has become so alarming that women today are always on the lookout, always on the defensive.
  5. 5. Safety of Women in the Country ?? These entrepreneurs feel the same way and have come up with apps that might help make a woman feel more at ease. Go Suraksheit, Hughes Systique India Private Limited This is an application that gets you help in case of an emergency. It has 4 features that let your friends and family know that you are in danger. As soon as you press the help button, these four things will occur: An SMS is sent to 10 contacts in your phone that you can program beforehand itself. The message contains your exact location on a map with a link to the same. It updates your Facebook status with the same information. It sends a call to a pre-provisioned emergency number. A loud alarm starts playing on your phone to attract the attention of anyone in the vicinity
  6. 6. Safetipin is one of the good options when it comes to safety apps for women. The app is designed keeping in mind the concept of personal safety. It incorporates all the essential features such as GPS tracking, emergency contact numbers, directions to safe locations etc. The app also pins the safe areas along with their safety scores to go at the time of any problem. It also enables the users to pin unsafe areas and help others. Safetipin is available in Hindi, Spanish, and English.
  7. 7. This application was developed by CanvasM Technologies. It is a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra. Apart from the function of sending messages to contacts in a situation of imminent danger, it also warns the user about places on the Google map that might be unsafe, based on the past SOS alert data.
  8. 8. This one great app with a unique concept that can help women feel safer when they are travelling alone. It is very easy to use, just like the google maps. All you need to do it put in your destination and it also gives you the option of sharing your ride with any of your contacts so that they can track your position. Also, this app has a distinctive feature that detects route deviation. This is caught by their system and they inform your contacts and also contact the authorities and alert them of the situation. This is a must have app for all the women out there.
  9. 9. TellTail A creation of DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.), the application allows the user to be tracked through the GPS on their phone or the vehicle. The user can send instant alerts to a chosen group of contacts as well. The app lets your location be known even if there is no GPS on your cell phone as location can be monitored using the vehicle’s GPS. PanicGuard This is one app that does the full emergency workup. It is active the entire duration of the emergency and sends out audio-visual alerts to the provided contacts and the police as well. You just need to turn on the app and shake your phone and the alerts will start going.
  10. 10. SafeTrac SafeTrac is a mobile app that sends a message and an email with the precise location of the user in danger to his/her pre-defined contacts. Moreover, it has another feature which provides alert or admonition to users if they are entering an unsafe area based on the reviews from other users. One Touch SOS It’s function is similar to the other apps as it sends a message to the user’s contacts if the user presses the button on his/her phone indicating they are in danger and need help. The difference here is that you can select only three contacts to which messages can be sent.
  11. 11. Nirbhaya: Be Fearless This app works on the same basic principle as the other apps with some additional features. It was developed by Pune-based SmartCloud Infotech. It sends messages with location updates to predefined SMS contact groups, Facebook wall and secured web portal. The user can either shake the phone or use a simple click to send alert messages to their predefined contacts. SafeBridge This is another personal safety app. It sends a message with the users’ GPS location to a list of trusted contacts in case of an emergency. It also has an I am a safe button, that the users can use to tell their contacts if the danger has been averted. This app does not require the presence of internet to function at all.
  12. 12. inE : FREE SafeTrac : FREE PanicGuard : PAID Damini : FREE Circle of 6 : FREE Sentinel: FREE Guardly : FREE and Premium Versions StreetSafe : FREE Scream Alarm : FREE Life 360 Family locator : FREE :
  13. 13.  Be aware  Always walk with friends or group of people  Tell your parents and friends where you are going and when you will be home  Keep to crowded , well-lit areas  Stick to the routes you know well

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