Smartphone apps for women safety are a must for women traveling alone. Disturbed by scary thoughts of some pervert trying to attack you, when travelling alone at at night? Well, there are many other alternatives to carrying pepper spray in your purse. Make your smartphones work as your personal bodyguards, fending off vicious attackers. Listed below are the best smartphone apps that vouch for women safety by sending SMS alerts, Facebook notifications besides alerting passersby, emergency hotlines and your circle of near and dear ones about your location and current situation. This can fend off attackers, perverts and eve teasers.
Top 5 apps for women safety
SOS Whistle is a loud whistle blowing app for women safety that is easy to access and use in case of emergencies. To use, just press the whistle icon to make a loud whistling sound. Press it again to stop. A loud sound often scares attackers and alerts others, giving you enough time to run or hide. Easy to use and free, you can download it from Google Play
This is another easy to use app that notifies your trusted circle during emergencies, via SMS or Voice. At the time of setup, you have to input the names and contact numbers of people who should be contacted in case of an emergency. When in a dangerous situation, just push the big red SOS button which will automatically notify your selected contacts alongwith the GPS location of your mobile phone. In fact its emergency alarm combines siren, video and live GPS tracing for women safety. The Follow Me and I’m here features let you share your GPS location instantly. bSafe also allows you to program a fake incoming call to scare attackers. bSafe app is available for iOS, Blackberry and Android in free and paid versions. You can dowload it at bSafe
Circle of 6
Winner of the White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge, this app that lets you add 6 friends to your circle. The Circle Of 6 app sends a pre drafted SMS containing your GPS information to these selected friends with a ‘Come and Get Me’ message. You can SMS your circle to request a call back in case you need an interruption in an odd situation. Circle of 6 can be programmed to call emergency numbers and hotlines. This app is free to use. A must have app for women safety, download this at CircleOf6 .
This app is an India specific women safety app. It needs a Facebook login for download. Fightback sends emergency messages using GPS, GPRS, SMS and Email with a single tap touch. It also updates your Facebook status with current location and an emergency message visible to all friends in your Facebook network. Free to use, it is available for Android, Nokia and Blackberry smartphones. Download this app at Fightbackmobile .
This is a life saving family locator app connecting all family members in real time using GPS location of their smartphones. Once all family members download and install this app, you can send alerts via SMS, email and phone calls. Parents can keep track of their childrens’ location. Life360 can be used by women in threatening situations. This is a great app for women safety in times of natural disasters and any other emergency situations. It is free to use. You can download it for Android, iPhone and Blackberry smartphones at Life360.
Photo Credits – SOS Whistle