New Delhi, Delhi, India:
a leading end-to-end provider of software development, lifecycle and
content management tools and solutions, today announced the launch of
“SafeBridge” - a new, free mobile application for personal safety in
India. In response to recent crime incidents against women in India,
Telerik’s team managed within 2 weeks – and with just 4 days for
development by only 1 developer - to build, test and launch the beta
version of the app on the Android market. The beta version of the
application is currently available for both low-end and high-end Android
phones and will soon be available for iPhone and BlackBerry devices.
Telerik’s “SafeBridge”, created to help vulnerable groups such as women,
children, professionals, working late at night, foreign tourists and
city visitors, allows users to send emergency SMSs with GPS information
to preset lists of trusted contacts. There is no need for any
registration to use the app.
Abhishek Kant, country manager of Telerik India, said: “Since opening
our office in New Delhi in 2012, we at Telerik have made it our priority
to be active citizens of this society. The urgency of the recent
incidents required a prompt response and thanks to Telerik’ products, we
are able to quickly build the application for all types of phone users.”
Using the safety app is simple. At the start of the application, the
user first must preset the contacts of friends and relatives who will be
notified in the case of an imminent threat. To decrease response time in
emergency situations the app involves just the one-touch function of
simply pressing a “HELP ME!” button to send out an SMS with GPS
information. In the cases when the threat is over, there is an “I’m
Safe” button to immediately notify contacts that everything is alright.
“SafeBridge” can function with limited internet or no internet
availability on the phone.
Telerik’s “SafeBridge” allows the user to personalize the “help” and
“safe” messages. The application also provides a “Track Me” feature,
which includes sending out the user’s current location at pre-determined
intervals. The application also includes a Directory of police stations
in Delhi. Going ahead, Telerik’s team plans to add other Indian cities
to this police directory as well as city-by-city contact information of
hospitals and NGOs in the country. The app will also include the option
to report crimes the user witnesses but may not be the victim of.
The safety application is created using Telerik’s products Icenium, an
integrated cloud environment for mobile app development and Kendo UI,
app development. The combination of the two products allows the app’s
creators to quickly and effortlessly build the application for all types
of devices, without the need to install platform software development
The application for Android can be downloaded for free here.
One can also search for the term “safebridge” in the Google Play store
to get the app. For latest news about the app, visit SafeBridge’s
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About Telerik India
Telerik opened its office in India at the beginning of 2012 and since
then has been making inroads across the country, signing numerous
customers and partners. Some of Telerik’s enterprise customers in India
include Infosys, Cognizant, Honeywell, Dell and Symantec. Telerik also
has strong partnerships with CSC and Idealake.
Over time the company is planning community initiatives such as events
and training sessions focusing on topics such as mobile app development,
hybrid app development, development tools, quality assurance, agile
development and more.
In December 2012, the company organized the first “Telerik Test
Professionals Conference” in Bangalore, attended by 85 test
professionals and in January 2013 – the first Telerik “Developers
Conference”, attended by 120 IT professionals.
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