Five top applications that can be used by women in critical situations

In this article I will discuss five top applications that can be used by women in state of emergency or in critical situations. These applications can be used to alert their friends and family members whenever they find themselves in dangerous situation.

The 'Nirbhaya' race case in Delhi was cruelest incident to think for. The incident brought up many questions regarding the safety of women in our society. It is no longer secret that lives and health of Indian women are always in danger. Such incidents are increasing day by day, though government and police are taking various measures. In such conditions your smartphone may help you a lot with a single click. There are some applications in market which are designed to help the women in such critical and dangerous conditions.

  1. MeAgainstRape

  2. This is an innovative application which sends the message to predefined numbers with location co-ordinates of the victim or it can also call the number, saved by user previously to update their family members or friends about their location and situation. It has a special feature called Spy mode which when activated, automatically activates camera and starts video and voice recording. This feature can help to collect evidences against eve-teasing. Another feature is called 'Log Feature', when activated will send the users location co-ordinates after every 10 minutes to some predefined numbers. This application is developed by three engineers, Gunwant Battashe, Anup Unnikrishanan and Jayesh Banakar all of them are from Nashik. This application is available for free to download from Android market.

  3. Sentinel Personal Security

  4. This another application is also for women to use in emergency conditions. It also sends messages and can call other peoples whose numbers are saved in application, in emergency conditions, after activating the application. Apart from these manual activation and alerting methods, it also has an automatic activate mode which works in the worst conditions. When in automatic mode if user goes beyond the range of mobile service provider or if mobile is destroyed in any case it gives the last location of user through messaging system. It is an oldest application in this category but it is also the perfect application for today's situation.

  5. Nirbhaya

  6. This application is developed by a Pune based company called SmartCloud tech. The name was given after the symbolic name of the victim of Delhi rape case. It works in the same way as MeAgainstRape and Sentinel Personal Security that is, it can send messages and can call to predefined numbers in emergency conditions. The main feature of Nirbhaya is that it has five buttons at the start screen which can be used to create five different groups to be called in five different emergency condition. It contains numbers of local hospital and local police station number and additionally you can save numbers of your friends, family members and relatives.
    The best point about this application is that, though it is available for Android platform for now it will be soon available for Windows Platform and iOS.

  7. Fightback

  8. Developed by CanvasM, a Mahindra group company and is available at Google Play store for free of cost. Initially, this application was available for Rs.100 but due the increasing number of incidents the developers put it for completely free. The main feature of FightBack is that it can send SOS messages through SMS, calls and using Facebook updates also. You can generate security alert only by a push of a single button and alert will be sent to all of your friends who are either online or offline.

  9. The New SOS application 'HelpBridge' by Microsoft

  10. Microsoft also has announced their own application in this category which is cross-platform application and is based on Windows Azure service. This application is available for US customers for now, but according to Microsoft it will be available for the whole world in the next few months. The best things about this application are, this is the only application which is available for major smartphone operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows which are being used today and it is completely free of cost. This application can send alert messages through email, SMS or Facebook updates to the predefined list of your friends and family members. The other features of this application are that it can send help messages in disaster condition and you can also demand for donation through Paypal for some real cause.

Our lives are developing day by day and the advancement in technology are making the life more easier than ever before. It is also supposed that we must develop our hearts and mind along with technology towards the well being of mankind, but some evil minds are threatening these peaceful thoughts of civilized society. Anyways, we can say that technology will not only be used for making our lives easier but it can also be used to make sure that we are safe and secured.

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