MY SAFETIPIN APP
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.
Tracking– If you are traveling alone and are feeling unsafe, you can send a tracking request to a friend or loved one and they can see your exact location. The person tracking will also get notifications if you are in an unsafe area (based on our data), if you have been stationary for an extended period of time or if you divert from your selected route. The tracking feature gives all control to the user and they can choose when to be tracked and when not.
There are many times when you may be waiting for a cab or for someone to pick you up but the street where you’re waiting is unsafe and makes you feel uncomfortable. You can check out the Nearby Places feature on the app and find the restaurants, hospitals, markets etc., near you so that you can wait in peace.
Safest Route– All navigation apps show you the fastest route from one place to the other, however, sometimes these routes take you through extremely narrow areas
in order to avoid traffic and congestion. Use our Safest Route feature to get the safest route (based on our data) from one place to another. You will get options for the routes based on safety and you can select whichever is ideal for you. The control then shifts to google maps and you can navigate your way around with ease