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‘I Feel Safe’ app launched for women’s safety

Hyderabad: The app “I Feel Safe” was launched by parents of the December 2012 Delhi gangrape victim. This mobile application aimed at safety of women and works without GPRS and Internet was launched in Hyderabad.

It is a personal safety application for smartphone users developed in association with Mobile Standards Alliance of India. The app 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.

The app instantly adds a virtual panic button. Mobile phone owners can simply press the “Safety Ka Power Button” five times to activate an alarm. Nirbhaya’s parents said “Ever since the Nirbhaya incident happened, we are fully dedicated to the Trust. We help other victims fight. We also see to it that no girl ever has to go through what our daughter has gone through.”