Taxi hailing platform Uber is expanding its partnership with SafetiPin, a map-based mobile safety app, to reach up to 50 cities globally, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Noida. Earlier this year, Uber had partnered SafetiPin to run a pilot to generate safety scores for various locations in Delhi. The pilot was then extended to other global markets, including Bogota, Colombia and Nairobi, Kenya. "Uber is unveiling a global partnership with SafetiPin that will expand its reach to up to 50 cities, including cities in Africa, South America and Asia," Uber said in a statement. This new partnership begins September 21, with Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Noida, it added. Uber said the pilots in Delhi and the other two cities were still ongoing but did not share any details. Last year, the cab-booking platform had drawn flak following public outrage after one of its drivers allegedly raped a 26-year-old executive in Delhi-NCR. The company has, since then, undertaken a number of initiatives, including partnership with background-screening firm First Advantage and introduction of a panic button. Under its partnership with SafetiPin, Uber connects its network of driver-partners who can choose to assist SafetiPin in mapping the safety parameters of a city while driving. Driver-partners are equipped with an outward-facing mobile device that records photos and GPS information for SafetiPin. Article Source......gadgets.ndtv.com
In a article published by The Huffington Post , Safetipin has been mentioned as one of the most relevant Safety Apps . This was in reference to a article "7 Apps And Devices That Help Indian Women Be Safer". Further author elaborated that "there are literally dozens of apps out there released after the Nirybhaya rape incident in 2012, but many of them haven’t seen an update for over a year. To keep this roundup relevant, we’ve narrowed it down to apps that have been updated in the last 3 months" The author narrowed down 6 other apps along with Safetipin among the most relevant Safety apps that helps Indian Women be Safer. For Safetipin here is what author has to say "This app is like the Pinterest of personal safety apps - apart from GPS tracking and alarm features, the user community updates and informs you on how safe an area is. The directory option helps you find emergency location numbers."
In a article carried out by Yourstory( media platform for entrepreneurs) to review Safetipin app , the reviewer gave thumps up to the Safetipin app stating "The app is simple, easy to use with pleasing UI and UX. The app empowers users to help others in their city or town and also receive help from other in case of emergencies. I was able to try out all the features and was satisfied with the results. Even features like the ‘Safety Score’ which is calculated based on crowd sourced data seemed right, based on my general knowledge and past experiences at those places" Also in their final verdict the website stated that the solution has the potential to make our cities and town safer. For detail review ,read the article here
In an interview, Ashish Basu (founder of Safetipin) shared his vision about safetipin and also explained in detail about features of the app.
Anju D. Pandey, Programme Officer, Ending Violence Against Women, speaking at SafetiPin mobile safety app launch.
Ms Suneeta Dhar, Secretary and Director, Jagori, speaking at SafetiPin mobile safety app launch.
Mrs Rashmi Singh, Executive Director, National Mission for Empowerment of Women, speaking at SafetiPin mobile safety app launch.
Susmit Sen speaking at SafetiPin mobile safety app launch.
SafetiPin Mobile Safety App launchA G K Menon, architect, urban planner and conservation consultant speaking.
Nandita Das speaking at SafetiPin mobile safety app launch.