HYDERABAD: Women can now say good bye to the multiple apps that they have installed on their phones as they are going to get one single app which they can rely on in case of emergency.
‘She Safe’, an app being developed by the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), would transmit an emergency message, call the police, send help, all at the touch of a button.
Unlike other initiatives of SCSC, this app would not be limited to techies only and would be made available to all the women across Hyderabad and Cyberabad areas.
“We are planning to launch the app in two to four weeks time and this would be made available to all women in the city irrespective of whether or not they work in IT industry. To use this app, one needs to register by uploading a photograph and list emergency contacts. When in distress, the user just needs to hit the panic button on the app and automatically a call will be forwarded to the nearest police station.”
‘Also, the app forwards the location of the women and sends out messages to the listed contacts. It automatically sends alerts to Hyderabad and Cyberabad police Whatsapp profiles and makes sure that patrol vehicles are sent to help the women in distress,” Bharani Kumar Aroll, secretary SCSC, said.
To make this possible, SCSC is establishing a Command Control Centre in Cyberabad where all the back end support for the app will be placed. From this centre, all the messages from women will be constantly monitored and help will be dispatched whenever needed.
In May, SCSC has launched a pilot project to test the app and made it available for its executive council members.
“In the trial version, not all the features were available and even the back end was not completely ready. Once, the app is ready, we are planning to launch it on a big scale so that everyone will come to know about the app. Our aim is to expand the scope of our services and be beneficial to the society,’’Aroll said.
“I am glad that SCSC has decided to make this app available to all women.
I hope this would be just a beginning and their other initiatives like ‘She Shuttles’ and ‘Margadarshak’ will also be extended to everyone,” A Suvarchala, a government employee, said.
Once the app is launched, it would be made available for both Android and Apple users.