Download this: An iPhone app which might save your life
A new app, set-to-be-launched by the end of July, will make you feel safer during late-night walks home or anytime you feel your life is being threatened.
An initiative by YWCA, the Safety Alert app allows you to set off a loud shrilling sound just by tapping on the alert button or shaking the phone. A distress signal, and your approximate location, will also be sent to your pre-set list of emergency contacts so your friends or family can be alerted to your situation via e-mail or a phone call.
The app also includes a timetable for your schedule, an educational section about keeping yourself safe and other tips for young women as well as helplines for anyone in trouble, or simply needs someone to speak to.
This is part of YWCA’s month-long Thank God I’m Female (TGIF) campaign, which includes the publication of Chic, a handbook on how to handle growing pains for girls aged 13 to 18 years old, and workshops for children from AG Home and Sunbeam Place.
It will culminate in a roadshow outside Ngee Ann City on July 28 & 29 where you can redeem a free copy of Chic when you download the Safety Alert App.
The YWCA Safety Alert iPhone app will be available on the iTunes App Store. The roadshow is on July 28 & 29, 2012, 2pm to 6pm at the Orchard Walkway (outside Ngee Ann City). Log on to nof.ywca.org.sg for more information.