Karbonn Tuesday said it’s going to roll out an SOS app for ladies on its handsets in the next two months, much beforehand of the authorities’s mandate of installing a panic button on phones from January 1.
“The directive is a step toward harnessing the overall capacity of cellular devices which will be a strong device in making sure women’s protection,” Karbonn Mobiles stated in a declaration.
The company introduced it has been running on developing a mobile SOS app for girls which might be rolled out over the subsequent two months.
“This safety app would allow users to send alert messages to emergency contacts with a unmarried tap on home display screen; share their place to select contacts at a predefined time or distance routinely enabling their emergency contacts to maintain tab at the users vicinity in real time,” it stated.
The characteristic may even permit users to elevate and send alarms discreetly through simply shaking the tool without unlocking the screen as well as send alerts via pressing down the electricity button for a sure period.
The authorities has made installing a panic button on cellular phones mandatory from January 1, 2017. An in-constructed GPS navigation system would be obligatory for all telephones a year later with impact from January 1, 2018.
Handset enterprise frame Indian cell association (ICA) also welcomed the notification.
“we all remember the fact that mobile handsets are all pervasive and the appropriate information technology tool for the widespread Indian population. It turned into extraordinarily essential that we give you a completely easy answer both for characteristic phones and smart phones, so easy that all people can understand it,” ICA national President Pankaj Mohindroo said.
On implementation of satellite-primarily based GPS on cellular handsets, ICA stated the identical “desires to be relooked at and ICA is soliciting for DOT to have a relook”.