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New safety app for women “SafeBridge” by Telerik

By insightVAS - Wed Feb 06, 1:10 pm

In response to the recent crime incidents against women in India, Telerik has launched a women safety application by the name of “SafeBridge”. The application is available in beta version on the Android market. The beta version of the application is currently available for both low-end and high-end Android phones and will soon be available for iPhone and BlackBerry devices.

Telerik’s “SafeBridge”, created to help vulnerable groups such as women, children, professionals, working late at night, foreign tourists and city visitors, allows users to send emergency SMSs with GPS information to preset lists of trusted contacts. There is no need for any registration to use the app.

Abhishek Kant, Country Manager, Telerik India, said: “Since opening our office in New Delhi in 2012, we at Telerik have made it our priority to be active citizens of this society. The urgency of the recent incidents required a prompt response and thanks to Telerik’ products, we are able to quickly build the application for all types of phone users.

The app is very simple to use. The user needs to preset the contacts of  friends and relatives who will be notified in the case of an imminent threat. One needs to press the “HELP ME” button for once to send out an SMS with GPS information. In the cases when the threat is over, there is an “I’m Safe” button to immediately notify contacts that everything is alright. “SafeBridge” can function with limited internet or no internet availability on the phone.

Telerik’s “SafeBridge” allows the user to personalize the “help” and “safe” messages. The application also provides a “Track Me” feature, which includes sending out the user’s current location at pre-determined intervals. The application also includes a Directory of police stations in Delhi. Going ahead, Telerik’s team plans to add other Indian cities to this police directory as well as city-by-city contact information of hospitals and NGOs in the country. The app will also include the option to report crimes the user witnesses but may not be the victim of.

The application for Android can be downloaded for free here. One can also search for the term “safebridge” in the Google Play store to get the app.

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