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At a turn and yet not

At a turn and yet not

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Women Safety Apps: Your Smartphone is your Safety Device

Jul 01 2014, 17:55 IST
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With the increasing participation of women, the topic of women safety cannot be ignored. With the increasing participation of women, the topic of women safety cannot be ignored.
SummaryWith the increasing participation of women, the topic of women safety cannot be ignored.

With the changing times, the role of women has improvised and now along with acting as a perfect home-maker, she is very active in her professional life too. With the increasing participation of women, the topic of women safety cannot be ignored. For the same reason, lot of Android Smart phones are pre-installed with women safety android apps. These apps have become yet another way of protecting them from protecting them if they land up in any unpleasant situation. After all, women safety is not just an issue today, it is a major rising concern, so we bring to you a detailed list of 6 apps, which aim to offer women-safety anytime and at any place.

1. VithU App

This App is an initiative by Channel V and Gumrah to offer you help if you are in some emergency situation. This app asks you to feed the contact numbers of your guardians or those people whom you want to contact in any unpleasant situation. Just click the power button of your smartphone twice and this app will start sending your location along with an alert message to your pre-provisioned contact every 2 minutes and the receiver will timely get updates about the change in location.

The alert message says, "I am in danger. I need help. Please follow my location." Along with this, the app also gives you update about the Crime Scenes in India and an exclusive Tip Feed option which informs you about different safety tips in an emergency situation. You can download this app from Google Play Store, iTunes and Windows Play Store. This app is available for free.

2. Nirbhaya App

This is another safety app that has been developed by a Pune based company, SmartCloud tech, and is must for women who are going out alone. The app is useful when you want to contact your known in case of any emergency. This app allows you to send a pre-defined SMS alongside your current location to the selected numbers. All you have to do is press the Nirbhaya short cut icon to get help in distress. Further, if your phone is locked, then you simply need to shake your phone and the SMS will automatically be sent to a group of contacts as an SOS key. Not only this, Nirbhaya also alerts you if the area you are in is safe or unsafe so that you

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