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Say hello to technology world with safety apps

Say hello to technology world with safety apps

Say hello to technology world with safety apps

Women safety has become one of the major concerns for all. To ward off the cases like Nirbhaya that occurred in December 2012, the smartphone players have come up with new soul saving applications for women to aid them in case of emergency or distress. The world of technology has become so advanced that one can now keep a tap on their loved ones movement and can have alerts from them when in distress.

To bring secure feeling among women, iBall has launched a significant project iBall Andi Udaan- a perfect blend of security and style. The USP of iBall Andi Uddaan is a unique proposition as it is fashionable smart phone with safety.

It is the first smart phone in the world for the safety of women. The key features are the SOS Button / Tracking / Geo-Fencing / ICE. iBall Andi Uddaan is the first phone with a dedicated and exclusive SOS button at the back of the phone. If a woman finds herself stuck in a sombre situation, on pressing this SOS button – it immediately sets on a loud siren that alerts the people nearby along with messages and calls automatically made to the five pre-defined contacts.

It sends a message alerting of an emergency situation to the pre-defined contacts along with the location of the person based on geo codes. Capitalizing on the accessibility and effectiveness of social media, the phone then sends out a Facebook update too.

Technology giant Microsoft has also launched a women safety app Guardian exclusively for windows phone users. Guardian enables users to switch on a track me feature in the app that lets friends and family track them in real time using Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services and Bing Map APIs.

The users can call up through an SOS button and can connect to security agencies, police and hospitals via this app in times of crisis.

For an iPhone user circle of 6 is an app which every woman should have. It is also useful for students or any women irrespective of any age who wants an easy to use system to alert loved ones when she is in a threatening situation. Simple to operate, Two taps will send out one of three predetermined text messages to 6 contacts of your choice including a call for help getting home that automatically includes an address and map of your exact location, or a request for a phone call from you to break up a tense situation. The app also contains pre-programmed national hotline numbers and a local number you can customize for campus security, police or 911.

Hollaback another safety app available on Android and iPhone tackles the crime one perpetrator at a time. Users can choose to take and upload a photo of their harasser “caught in the act” and submit their story to be recorded and mapped on ihollaback.org. This not only signals the perpetrator that his image will be shared and posted on a street harassment prevention website, but also warns others of areas in which harassment occurs.

bSafe available on BlackBerry, Android and iPhone is a personal safety alarm that sends an emergency message to your contacts with the push of a single button. The free version allows you to set up a safety net of guardians who can respond to your SOS message.

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About Kalpana Singhal

Kalpana Singhal is Co-Founder & Editor in Chief at Techplus Media. She is an Innovative & challenger Entrepreneur who started her journey from corporate communication in early 2001 with I.T. Industry followed by Lead - Editorial at BeautyIndia.in in 2008 . You can follow her on twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

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