Since the Nirbhaya gang rape in December 2012, the need for apps that offer protection to women has increased. The tech market has come up with innovative ideas on how technology can be used to protect women.
VithU- V Gumrah Initiative When in danger, use the application as it sends the message ‘I am in danger. I need help. Please follow my location’ immediately. It will send alert messages in every two minutes to listed contacts, who will receive a message along with your physical location, which will get updated each time the message goes out.’
Suspects Registry — For Women Hit the panic alarm and it notifies emergency contacts of latest location along with a minute’s recording of it. The app also has “Record Any Incident“ feature that uploads image to the app’s Facebook page.
Scream Alarm! Nothing much but screams in a woman’s voice
iGoSafely — Personal Safety App Once activated, this app alerts your contacts when you shake the phone vigorously or unplug the headphones. It emails and text messages with GPS location.
Nirbhaya- Be Fearless The app sends an alert to pre-added contacts with the user’s location. The user can send the alert in the form of message, phone call or a Facebook post. This app also offers the user to send an alert by shaking their phone.
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