For the purpose of getting quick help in times of distress, a new application called iShaka Emergency has been designed to keep subscribers safe by connecting the user with its important contacts in click of a button. The application which debuted in the United Kingdom (UK) recently can be used on android, window and apple phones all over the world. It can be downloaded on Google play store and App stores.
According to the initiator, Mr Chidora Victor Okororie, a Nigerian-UK based Information Technology (IT) Consultant, who spoke through the phone with the Nation said iShaka Emergency was created when someone he knew died in a domestic violence which he thought would have been stopped if the victim alerted someone for intervention.
He added that iShaka Emergency enable users to dial emergency services or text related messages to two of their pre-selected emergency contacts at the touch of a button adding that either of the two contacts is linked to sender’s actual GPS location,
‘’iShaka emergency application displays emergency options, ranging from domestic violence, robbery, riot, sickness, accident to fire incident. However, usage cannot be limited to only those scenarios as deemed fit by user. If messages are sent in error, a cancellation message is available to deescalate any panic,’’ he said.
Okororie who said the safe application was well received in the UK, explained that during application sign-up, user provides his / her name, phone number and two varied emergency contacts. They (emergency contacts) also have to enable their GPS or location finder to have access to their location.
Cc: The Nation