Technology: App launched to protect Delhi women
A new smartphone app that is capable of ensuring the safety of women has been launched in the Indian capital of Delhi, where four years back a gangrape case shocked the world.
Launched at Delhi University, “I Feel Safe” is a personal safety application that works across mobile networks. The app is powered by Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust and developed in association with Mobile Standards Alliance of India.
It has a panic button and the user has to press it five minutes to raise an alarm. It works even if the screen of the phone is locked, the SIM card has been removed, no Wi-Fi networks are available and without the need to subscribe to a data plan.
It places an automatic call to the national emergency number 100 and the location of the potential victim is tracked every 30 seconds and made available to their emergency contacts, emergency call centre team, who then reach out to provide support, to overcome the emergency situation, PTI reported.