Safety Applications in the market

1. bSafe

Download Cost: Free

Additional Costs: None—earlier this year, they made the premium features free

How It Works:

-Set up a network. They can “follow” you  via GPS trace.

-The application makes use of GPS, location maps,  to send SOS alerts to selected loved ones in case of any emergency. bSafe will record audio and video from your phone in case you want to present it to the police later.

2. Circle of 6

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

– Pick six loved ones. Then you can press the Car, Phone, or Chat icon to tell them you need a ride, that you want them to call you, or that you want them to text you.

– Or you can press the Danger button, which kicks you out to hotlines for victims of sexual or domestic abuse. The fact that the Danger button doesn’t actually alert the authorities, just one of two hotlines, seems dangerous.

3. Guardly

Download Cost: Free

Additional Costs: 1-month premium subscription, $1.99; 1-year premium subscription, $19.99

What It Does:

– Send emergency alerts not only to your loved ones, but to 911, and even campus police, too.

– Also, it has an interface that lets you place an emergency call when your phone is locked, and to do it much more quickly than you’d be able to normally.

– Premium subscription’s necessary to access a lot of the app’s best features, including location tracking, the easy-call to 911, sounding an alarm, and sending photos when in distress, we think it’s worth it.

4. LIFE 360 FAMILY LOCATOR

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

-Endorsed by The Wall Street Journal and ABC News,allows parents to keep track of their family all day, every day.

-There is an easy to use map which displays images of your family and where they were last registered at.

-You can use Wi-Fi and GPS to triangulate the location, or message through the app to check.

5. Red Panic Button

Download Cost: $2.99

Additional Costs: $0.99, to customize the content of the messages it sends

What It Does: Pressing the panic button in the app alerts all the numbers you put on your emergency panic list and sends them a Google Maps link to your location. If you want, it can also post a distress message on your Facebook wall and Twitter feed.

6. React Mobile

Download Cost: Free

Additional Costs: 1-month “Follow Me” subscription, $1.99; 1-year “Follow Me” subscription, $19.99

What It Does: If you pay for the premium service, it lets people follow you in real time, while pressing the “Shield” button sends an SOS alert via text, e-mail, and Facebook (if you want) with your GPS coordinates

7. StaySafe

Download Cost: $6.99

Additional Costs: None

What It Does: Set a time period that you want the app to GPS track you for, and it’ll send an emergency text to your contacts if you don’t respond to its check-in when that time is up (or if you hit the panic button or enter your personal duress code)

8. Watch Over Me

Download Cost: Free

Additional Costs: 3-month premium subscription, $9.99; 1-year subscription, $23.99

What It Does:

– Set a time period you want to be watched over for, then either tell the app “I’m Safe” when the time is up, or, if you don’t, it’ll emergency alert your contracts (via e-mail in the free version, text in the pay version), and also alert Facebook friends and Twitter followers if you want. You can also “Report Crime” in the paid version, if you want to be a Good Samaritan.

– In  free version, you can only be watched over for five minutes .

9. Kitestring

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

-Web app. Requeres pre-planning.

-Kitestring checks up on you with a simple text message. Reply to the message to check in.

-If you don’t check in, Kitestring sends your emergency contacts a personalized alert message.

10. SafetiPin

  

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

– Crowdsourced  Safety Score of an area, details like lighting and security, recent comments in the area
– Set up a Wall for the neighbourhood and see recent comments in the area.
– GPS Tracker for community policing . Switch it off when you are in a safe zone.
– Directory with Public emergency numbers with directions.
– Emergency button to alert all your guardians through sms and email

11. FightBack

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

The application makes use of GPS, SMS, location maps, GPRS, e-mail and your Facebook account to send SOS alerts in case of any emergency.

12. EyeWatch

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

The EyeWatch application has some additional features like free fall activation and Video/audio/Images support.

 

13. Mobi Tracker LocateMe

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

Find the location of the person (e.g. women in trouble) and sending it back via SMS.

 

14. WATCHME 911

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

– There are four main features: a panic alarm and flashlight, an automatic 911 emergency dial, a panic mode and a monitor me mode.

15. Scream Alarm!

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

The application can be used to generate a very high volume scream in times of distress.

 

16. PerpAlert

  

Download Cost: $1.99/yr

What It Does:

– “One-Touch” and smart phone turns everything on.

– if there is a bad situation it takes 3 photo’s, then puts GPS location, time/date and emails to 3 people, then the 911 button appears.

 

17. ResQme!

  

Download Cost: $0.99

What It Does:

If you’re feeling unsafe, press-and-hold your finger on the large finger-print button until the danger or threat has passed and you feel safe.Then release the finger-print button and enter your unique 4 digit pin within 10 seconds. If your pin number is not entered or entered incorrectly, ResQme will automatically dial your preset emergency contact number where you will be discreetly alerting them of the threat.

 

18. TellTail

 

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

-A creation of DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.)

-The application makes use of GPS, location maps,  to send SOS alerts in case of any emergency. Tracks Vehicle’s GPS too.

 

19. One Touch Location

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

– The application makes use of GPS, location maps,  to keep a track of your loved ones in case of any emergency.

20. STREETSAFE

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

-With just a few clicks of the power button on your phone, or by tapping the phone’s screen in a certain way, you will trigger certain alerts.

– Your Facebook account will list your current location so that all of your friends can see it, and SMS and phone messages will be sent to people who you have listed to contact in an emergency.

21. Sentinel: Women’s Security

Download Cost: $1.70

What It Does:

-Send an instant message to near and dear ones. The app is set to trigger different warning signals in case of different scenarios and can even send an alert if you move out of network zone. Alerts can be sent via email or via SMS. The app also comes with auto-off mode in case of low battery.

22. I AM SAFE

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

I AM SAFE is a Google Play app that, similar to Sentinel, helps provide security to women and also sends location data along with the SMS. However, users can add just one emergency number to which the SMS will be sent.

23. Suspects Registry – FOR WOMEN

 

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

Add unto 3 contacts as emergency contacts and sends an SMS in times of need.  60 second sound recording can also be sent to the community FaceBook page bringing the offense to the notice of millions immediately. The app also lets users take images and recordings to submit as proof at a later date.

24. me Against Rape

  

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

-The application makes use of GPS, location maps,  to send SOS SMS to 2 selected loved ones in case of any emergency. Records audio and calls from your phone in case you want to present it to the police later.

25. SmartShehar Safety

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

– The application makes use of GPS, location maps,  to send SOS SMS to multiple selected loved ones.

– Lets users take a picture or recording and emails to everyone in the emergency contect list.

 

26. Damini

  

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

Users can create a list of emergency contacts and send an SMS, location information is sent at periodic intervals, and also let’s record. Once the app is opened, it automatically begins recording and clips are emailed to emergency contacts. Additionally, these clips are also saved on Cloud service and an SMS with the link to these videos is sent out. This ensures that even if the phone is lost or broken during the attack, the information is not destroyed. The app can also be saved on the phone’s speed dial.

27. Hollaback!

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

– Crowed sourced  photos of harasser “caught in the act” with stories, recorded and mapped on ihollaback.org. They encourage users to submit stories and photos of street harassment at every level from catcalls from total strangers to groping hands on a crowded bus and individuals exposing themselves on a subway.

 

 

28. Women’s Security

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

Women’s Security can record a 45 second voice recording which is sent without your active interaction. If you are in a no-reception range, the app sends the message as soon as a signal is available; thereby making it quite reliable.

 

29. cab4me

Download Cost: Free

The paid version at $1.99 includes a Trip Calculator so you can figure out the cost in advance.

What It Does:

– Lets you book a cab. Uber Like features. Excepts that its like Kayak for cabs.

30. TaxiPixi

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

Lets you book a cab while giving you options for cheapest fares as well.

 

 

 

31. Police Nearby

 

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

The app takes your GPS location and lists the nearest police stations around you.

 

32. Delhi Helplines

  

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

The app is inspired from Jagori’s Safe Delhi helpline booklet and contains helplines for :

-Women Safety, Health and Shelter Homes, Hospitals, Blood Banks and Chemists, Police, Lawyers and Media, Disabled, Transport Helplines, Animals

 

33. Gurgaon Police

 

Download Cost: Free

What It Does:

Stay connected with Gurgaon Police wherever you are.

– Get Emergency police assistance
– Connect to the SHO for your region
– Report traffic trouble directly to the Traffic Control Room
– Report Traffic Jams without making a call
– Direct helpline numbers for women/senior citizens/children
– Leave us your feedback

Other empowerment AAPS

1) NextDrop by Anu Sridharan

Taps in poorer localities regularly run dry on busy mornings, a problem that even middle-class people are not immune to. In India, the shortage of water is exacerbated by abysmal delivery systems. NextDrop attempts to solve that. The service, currently operational in Karnataka, asks users to input their name, address and locality into a valve database. Users then receive SMS updates 60 minutes in advance of the water reaching their taps. The app also provides information about delays in water supply, pipeline probles and other updates from community members. Users can look at a city’s overall supply situation and manage their workdays around it. Sridharan, the founder, is considering plans to scale up the service to reach other parts of the country.

2) Helping Faceless by Shashank Singh and Amol Gupta

When people see child beggars in the streets, emaciated and crying, many wonder extend help without inadvertently dooming the kid to a lifetime of dependency. There’s an app to help solve the problem: it’s called Helping Faceless.

It’s simple. When they spot child beggars, users click a picture and upload it to the app. Non-governmental organisations working in the child rescue sphere are intimated to help.

 

3) Meri Awaaz App by Aditya Naik

Developed by 22-year-old Aditya Naik, Meri Awaaz aims to revolutionise expectations of government accountability. The app makes it easy to file civic complaints right from smartphones.

It lets users report local issues around sanitation, transportation, law and order, and so on, just by clicking a picture and submitting the details. This information is then transferred to the relevant department and a dashboard tracks action on the complaint.

4) RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar by Vodafone Foundation in India and SEWA

One of the persistent problems for Indian farmers is finding the right price for their produce. This app, developed by a joint effort of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Vodafone Foundation and Self Employed Women’s Association, helps women track and report sales as well as produce real time information.

They can use feature phones to order goods, receive funds and manage supplies through the app. In some cases, the app has raised their monthly earnings by over 50%.

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