IamSafe is an android application that accumulates all the features of a smartphone that can be used during emergency and also serves as a platform for woman empowerment. The features are explained in details.
EMERGENCY: In any situation of emergency press the BIG SOS button in the app to automatically send sms and e-mails with your GPS coordinates to selected contacts,and then it automatically calls the first contact in the list.
TIMER: If you are going somewhere, you know you should return by an hour, but the area is not safe. Before starting, you can set the TIMER to one hour, if the TIMER is not turned off before one hour, it automatically triggers text messages and emails to your emergency contacts.
FOLLOW TRACE: Simply click the FOLLOW TRACE button and at certain time intervals the app will mail your emergency contacts your detailed path in terms of list of GPS locations. This continues until either the process is killed manually by clicking again on the button, or phone is switched off.
NEAR ME: to approach to the nearby people for help. This determines your location by the help of GPS and fetches the public phone numbers of nearby places like hotels and shops. Assuming that people won’t deny for help.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: If you see any social issue nearby, say you see human trafficking, illegal prostitution, child labor, etc. you can simply click a picture of the site and write a message about what you saw and the kind of problem you witnessed.If you have an important information, that can be used by the police to track a kidnapped person, but you are afraid to come up to the police, then you can simply write the information and send. This picture and the message will automatically be forwarded to Shakti Vahini along with the geographic location of the place where it was clicked. Shakti Vahini is an organization working on human trafficking and is associated with the Anti-Trafficking Cell, India. Since every mail you send can always be tracked back, it is always advisable to use this feature carefully and don’t send wrong information.
FORUM and PERSONAL COUNSELING: We have a discussion forum where women can discuss about their problems in a common place even being anonymous and also having a counselor as the manager of the forum. Also if someone is facing problems regarding violence, harassment or any other such problem, The Banjara Academy has volunteered to give free personal counseling to our app users. We are very thankful to the Banjara Academy for the same.
How to use the app is available at - http://bagchi13.blogspot.in/2013/12/i-am-safe-how-to-use-application.html
The details are available at - http://bagchi13.blogspot.in/2013/12/i-am-safe-android-app.html