Technology firm creates mobile app for emergency situations
Dream Mesh Ltd., a based technology solution company, has created a mobile application called “Dream Secure” that will help users to call for help when in danger, life threatening or emergency situation.
Uchenna Okezie, the Chief Executive Officer of the company disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
Okezie said that the incessant issues of domestic violence, rape, fire outbreak, robbery and all forms of social vices necessitated the creation of the mobile app.
According to him, the mobile app is designed to give users the opportunity to reach out for help in a limited time of need.
“The idea behind the innovation is to check the growing cases of violence across the country, give victims of human and nature’s occurrences, the means to cry for help in that micro second window.
“We were concerned about the unending cases of violence in our society and we decided to do something about it.
“If you ask victims of domestic violence, rape, robbery and so on about the major challenge they face at those perilous times, it is that they were unable to get help.
“Dream Secure has been created as a platform to reach out for help as quickly as possible.
“We are not oblivious of the time constraint the victim faces in moments like this; hence, the app has been modified to perform multiple functions with just a touch,” he said.
The chief executive officer said the victim in an emergency situation needed to just open the app and tap the emergency button.
He said that the emergency button automatically sends a Short Message Service (SMS) with the caption “HELP! I am in danger”.
According to Okezie, the SMS includes the exact address of where the victim is and simultaneously sends same SMS and an e-mail to the three pre-registered contacts on the list of the victim.
“The app will immediately put your phone on silent mode and reduce screen brightness to zero per cent.
“This way, the risk of your mobile phone ringing and drawing attention is eliminated,” he said.
Okezie said the mobile app would come in handy to users stranded on a highway while travelling.
According to him, the application is currently available on Google Play Store and Apple Store for free.
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