Hi Rodinhooders ,
I am Kishlay, a final year engineering student. I have developed this app called “Chilla” that can detect a scream even if the phone is in pocket, bag or even at some reasonable distance.
I began working on this project around 7 months ago to find a practical solution to people in distress. I found many applications listed in the top ten personal safety applications but none of those could provide real solutions . Majority of them were either based on location tracking or use of some button but no one wants to be tracked all the time
A lot of times you are not able to really operate the phone or call or message a friend or relative when you’re in an emergency. It has been found that in cases where someone just follows a girl or eve-teases her, she generally doesn’t call out to parents or police and if they attack her, the app is of no use to her then. In that situation scream is a natural reaction and tapping that is the best possible way to bring her help. In case you are not able to scream, you can just silently press the power button 5 times so you do not need to even unlock your phone.
Here is more about the working of the app :
The app can be triggered by:
1. A Scream
2. Pressing Power Button 5 times
After Trigger, it does the following:
1. Sends an SMS with location
2. Sends an Email with Audio Recording
3. Automatically places a call
(this app can automatically unlock the phone and place a call just by a scream)
Ministry of Communication and IT has also published this app on their website.
The app also got a lot of applause from media:
IBN7 showcased this app on their Shabash India show
This is a free app and has been made with the sole purpose of helping others. Do support me in this initiative.
Please share your opinion about this concept and do suggest me if you have some better ideas.
Twitter handle: @KishlayRAJindia