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SafetiPin released a new app – My SafetiPin’ earlier today. This is their third app – after SafetiPin and SafetiPin Track. The app was released during the launch of PVR Nest’s ‘Campus Ambassador Program’ held today at PVR Plaza, Connaught Place.

SafetiPin provides a safety score for public spaces. In NCR, the scores are based on more than 70,000 audits spread across the city.

The ‘My Safetipin’ app will alert a person when she is in a place with a low safety score. She can then ask her friends or family to ‘Stay with Me’. These friends can then track her location. Another feature of ‘My Safetipin’ is the safest route. It shows the safest and alternate routes from one place to another. The person can then follow the route on Google Maps.

Speaking about the app, Kalki Koechlin, Actor, said “A girl should not go anywhere without her ‘My Safetipin’

Kalpana Viswanath, co-founder Safetipin added “We would like people to make safer decisions. With ‘My SafetiPin’ women and families can now take decisions of where to rent or buy a place to stay with the safety score as an important component.”

 

The ‘My SafetiPin’ app is free. The safety score information is also provided on the SafetiPin The website, again without charge.

 

About SafetiPin

SafetiPin is a technology platform that seeks to use big data to make cities more inclusive, safe and free from violence for women and others.  We use apps to collect information and provide a Safety Score that women and men to use to make informed decisions through our apps and our safety score. 

 We share our data with urban stakeholders such as governments and urban planners. Information provided by us has been used to improve lighting, repair walk paths and for police presence. Safetipin is present 30 cities across 8 countries.

 

Download My Safetipin App From Google Play Store

 

  •  This year’s NT100 celebrates the projects using digital technology to tackle some of the
  •  Social 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.

Commenting on their inclusion in the NT100, Kalpana Viswanath, Co-founder said that "it is a great honour for us to be nominated for the NT100 and we look forward to many more people using Safetipin to make safer decisions while moving around cities.

This year, Safetipin is rubbing shoulders with familiar names such as Google X’s Project Loon, which aims to deliver the Internet to developing countries via large air balloons and Wayfinder, a project led by UK charity, the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB), which allows visually impaired people to navigate via an audio smartphone app. The list also features lesser-known ventures such as Kgolagano, which utilises TV white space to provide medical care to rural areas of Botswana remotely, and Humanitarian Open Street Maps Team, which harnesses the power of the crowd to build maps for emergency aid workers, for example during the West Africa Ebola outbreak.

Vicki Hearn, Director of Nominet Trust, said, “Increasing accessibility to technology is helping foster communities of social tech entrepreneurs worldwide, who are transforming healthcare, access to education, sustainability and civic empowerment. The NT100 seeks to highlight these pioneers so that others may be encouraged to follow in their footsteps.”

2015 NT100 was compiled from a combination of over 500 public nominations and in-house research to produce a shortlist of 150 projects. This shortlist was presented to our judging partners often tech and charity organisations, who selected the final 2015 NT100. Representatives from Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, Creative England, Facebook, Latimer Group, Nominet, O2 Telefonica, Oxfam, Salesforce and Society Guardian all took part in the selection process.

SafetiPin is a technology platform that seeks to use big data to make cities more inclusive, safe and free from violence for women and others. We use apps to collect information and engage with individuals and create solutions. We provide useful information about safety in cities for women and men to use to make informed decisions through our apps and syndicating a safety score to portals. Further, we share this data with urban stakeholders such as urban planners and the police.

For further information:

Kalpana Viswanath, Co-founder Safetipin

kalpana.viswanath@safetipin.com

Ellie Hale/Charlie Hamilton at

Albion Drive on behalf of Nominet Trust

Ellie.hale@albiondrive.com/charlie.hamilton@albiondrive.com

+44(0)20 7033 8914/+44(0)20 7033 8919

SafetiPin releases SafetyScore feature

Important Feature Release to help people take safer decisions.

 

Gurgaon - Sept. 11, 2014?SafetiPin today released a new feature, the SafetyScore, to help people know more about the safety of different areas and avoid unsafe places.  It is available on both Apple and Android platforms.

“The SafetyScore is useful for anyone stepping out for a meal at night, visiting a new city or renting a place to stay”, said Kalpana Viswanath, co-founder, SafetiPin.  “It can help all of us, specially women, make better choices and be better prepared”.

The SafetyScore is a measure of safety in a public place – represented by a number between 0 and 5 – ranging from Poor (between 0 and 1) and Excellent (between 4 and 5).  It is largely based on data from more than 15,000 audits conducted using the SafetiPin app over the past year.  The SafetyScore considers a number of parameters during audits – including lighting, security, and availability of public transport.

A slider allows a user to increase the area being considered for the score.  “Not only can you see the SafetyScore for a place like a restaurant, you can expand the area to see the score for an entire neighbourhood.   This is particularly useful if you are looking to move to a new place”, said Ashish Basu, co-founder, SafetiPin.

The new SafetyScore combines well with other existing SafetiPin features, specially the Tracking feature.  Anyone visiting an unsafe area can turn it on, and let their friends and family track their movements.

The SafetiPin app is presently being used by end-users, city planners and public service providers to plan for public safety.  The new SafetyScore will further enhance this capability by providing a method to consolidate information.

About SafetiPin 

SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone application that makes our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and trained auditors.

SafetiPin provides information about infrastructure to promote safety for women and other groups, to citizens at large and important stakeholders including the government, NGO’s, corporations and citizen groups.

Contact

To learn more about SafetiPin, please contact

 

Abhishek Singh, Marketing Manager

M13/31 DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001

Tel No: 0124 4033075

Email ID: abhishek.singh@SafetiPin.com

SafetiPin Wins mBillionth Award South Asia, 2014, in the category of e-women and children

July 19, 2014

New Delhi – SafetiPin pronounced the winner of the renowned mBillionth Awards South Asia, 2014, in the category of e-women and children. SafetiPin is one of the three winners in the category, recognized for innovation in social development via Mobile as a first screen.

Dr. Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder at SafetiPin said “We are delighted to win the mBillionth Awards South Asia, 2014, in the category of e-women and children, and are particularly pleased that SafetiPin has been recognized for its efforts towards social development via innovation inmobile & telecom sector.”

About mBillionth Award

mBillionth Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 2014 is going to witness mBillionth entering into its 5th year of recognizing the best practices for social development via Mobile as a first screen.

About SafetiPin 

SafetiPin is a map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and trained auditors. At the core of the app is the Safety Audit which consists of a set of 9 parameters that together contribute to the perception of safety.

SafetiPin provides information about infrastructure to promote safety for women and other groups, to citizens at large and important stakeholders including the government, NGO’s, corporations and RWAs.

Contact

To learn more about SafetiPin, please contact: 

Sanya Seth, Program Associate

M13/31 DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001

Website: www.SafetiPin.com

Tel No: 0124 4033075

Email ID: sanya.seth@SafetiPin.com