Safetipin interactive safety app launched

By : |December 23, 2013 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A new security app named as ‘safetipin’ is launched in order to ensure safety of the users and their neighbourhood and cities. The app gathers information from the user and helps in strengthening advocacy about women’s and community safety.

The app is based on global research on safety. It allows users to record, with just a click, whether they feel safe or unsafe in a public space and why. It then provides a map with user-generated data, which shows areas of the city that are unsafe (in red), moderately safe (orange) or safe (green).

Ashish Basu, co-founder, said: “Safetipin gives people a way to engage with their neighborhood and communities around important issues. People can interact on safety and infrastructure, comment on posts and pictures”.

Users can also record instances of harassment and security hazards, including broken lights, open sewers or overflowing garbage. These reports can be shared with neighborhood associations, NGOs and public service providers.

Along with this it also allows users to define their ‘circles of interest’; which could be their neighborhood, or work place or any other area.Moreover, users can upload and read useful information such as the closest 24-hour pharmacy or police post to navigate the city safely. The app is available for download for free on Android and iOS.

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