Now, a phone app for women's safety

Now, a phone app  for women's safety

Safetipin, a mobile phone application (app) for the safety of women was launched in the City on Sunday to mark National Girl Child Day.

The app, which has been devised through a crowd sourcing mechanism, is currently available on Google Play and Apple App Store and will soon be made available on Windows phone.

The application helps one mark circles on a map and pin them with three colours - red, orange and green for unsafe, moderately safe and safe areas respectively. In addition to marking, the app allows one to assess parameters like lighting, open space, visibility, security factor, availability of public transport and gender statistics of a given locality.

It allows users to access details about the nearest police station, pharmacy and convenience stores available. It also provides details about the time until which medical stores are open,” explained Ashish Basu, founder of Safetipin.

The app can also track the whereabouts of a person, subject to consent of the person. It also provides details about the condition of roads during daytime and has a directory that contains numbers to be dialed in an emergency.

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