Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and FICCI Ladies Organisation have launched a new safety app for women safety called My Circle. My Circle has been designed to empower women in the event of any distress or panic situation. The carrier-agnostic app can be installed by both Airtel and non-Airtel customers.
According to a statement by the company, “My Circle app enables women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Gujarati.”
The SOS alert can be launched simply by pressing the SOS prompt on the app. It can also be activated through voice command through Siri on iOS. The voice activation via Google Assistant will soon be available on Android devices also, the statement added.
“It will instantly send an SOS alert along with the user’s location over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out or respond to the emergency situation. The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family and friends can track in real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS,” it added.
“The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family or friends can track real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS,” it said.
The free-to-download MyCircle app is available on Google Play store (Android) and will be available on App Store (iOS) soon.