My Safetipin is a personal safety app that helps you make safer decisions about your mobility, based on the safety score of an area. The app is free for all and uses crowd-sourcing to collect data. At the core of the app, we have the Safety Audit which is a tool to analyse a given area based on the physical and social infrastructure parameters. A user can contribute to a better understanding of their city by doing a Safety Audit through the app.
There are 9 parameters and based on the ratings given to these parameters, a safety score is created. The parameters which are a part of the audit are:
Lighting – Availability of enough light to see all around you
Openness – Ability to see and move in all directions
Visibility – Vendors, shops, building entrances, windows and balconies from where you can be seen
People – Number of people around you
Security – Presence of police or security guards
Walk Path – Either a pavement or road with space to walk
Public Transport – Availability of public transport like metro, buses, autos, rickshaws
Gender Usage – Presence of women and children near you
Feeling – How safe do you feel
The My Safetipin app has many other features too.