From green living and women’s safety to senior care and animal welfare, mobile innovation is making a global impact. At IBM, one of our core values is celebrating innovation that matters to the world. In that spirit, we’ve developed the Mobile World Changer series to honor organizations who are leveraging the power of mobile to better their communities worldwide. This list spotlights mobile innovation around the world, but the heart of this effort goes beyond technology alone. The innovators on this list are being recognized for mobile innovations that improve, change and, in some cases, save lives. These organizations are being presented with a digital badge to celebrate their success in using mobile technology to fight for what the world needs most: unity, empowerment, positive change, and equality. The following are our Mobile World Changers: 1.) Safetipin: Ensuring women’s safety in India New Delhi, India has been described as one of the most dangerous and unsafe cities in the world, especially for women. Founded by Kalpana Viswanath and Ashish Basu, the mobile app Safetipin was designed to support safer cities. The app includes a robust personal safety tracker feature that lets users track a person who has turned on his or her “Track Me” button. Safetipin also uses mobile technology and crowdsourcing to inform local governments of the safety scores of certain neighborhoods. The Delhi government has announced plans to illuminate more than 7,000 dark spots across the capital as identified by Safetipin’s mobile solution. Download MySafetipin App 2.) Daystar University: Breaking education barriers in Africa 3.) United Way of Greater Austin: Closing the economic gap for low-income families 4.) Tapp Commerce: Democratizing commerce in emerging markets 5.) SimpleC: Fighting Alzheimer’s for aging Americans
This year’s NT100 celebrates the projects using digital technology to tackle some of theSocial innovators around the world are using a vast array of tech for good, from most pressing global challenges of 2015 humanitarian drones to 3D-printing, and geo-location to social media London, Wednesday 9 December 2015: Today, Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has announced that Safetipin has been named among 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100)– a global celebration of the 100 most inspiring uses of digital technology for social good. Projects featured in the NT100 are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems including support for refugees in Europe, healthcare, social inclusion and our emergency response to natural disasters. Following a global call for nominations earlier this year Safetipin, a mobile app for collecting and sharing data about safety in cities, was selected by ten leading judging partners from the tech and charity world in recognition of our work. Safetipin which started in Delhi, now collects data in several cities in India and other countries.
Safetipin is honored to have won the mBillionth Awards South Asia 2014, in the category of e-women and children.
SafetiPin mobile safety app is honored to have won the 3rd annual Avon Communications Awards 2014: Speaking Out About Violence against Women in the category of Innovative Campaign.