Value-added service provider OnMobile Global has launched Help Me on Mobile, a free 24x7 mobile application that will assist women, children, young adults and senior citizens in fighting crime and calling for help during emergencies. The free safety application houses a bank of two services ‘I am here' and ‘I need help', which are designed to ensure personal safety of an individual and is easily accessible from a single place.
Help Me app is currently available for the Android platform on Google Play and in time will be available on Symbian and Java platforms also.
I am here
The service enables a user's guardian to track his/her current location. Once the I am here is turned on, frequent location updates are sent to the guardians. In case of receiving any panic alert via SMS from the user's number, they will be able to track the exact location. There is also an option to turn off the service through the ‘I am here' icon on the Help Me on Mobile widget as well as the application.
I need Help
When an individual defines a closed user group (CUG), everyone in the group gets a series of education messages to know why they get panic messages and how they can react to save their friend in crisis situations. When the panic button is pressed an SMS is sent out to the selected CUG - "Help me. I am in danger". Once the user activates the alarm service, the device immediately sends out a Dramatic Alarm and periodically sends the user's update to them. To turn it off the button has to be pressed again.
"We live in a society troubled with a constant fear of crime, medical emergencies and accidents. With personal safety assuming paramount importance, Help Me on Mobile has been conceptualized and designed to reassure users round the clock. The app offers essential safety features that can be used both in everyday life and emergency situations. Help Me on Mobile ensures the safety and peace of mind of your loved one and you at all times. We hope to have this app reside on every handset. It is our insurance for your safety", said Mr. Mouli Raman, OnMobile Co- Founder and CEO.
"Help Me on Mobile is a dynamic move to reinvent our product strategy and align it closely with changing consumer needs. We would like to chart OnMobile's next growth phase by basing it on services that puts the consumer in the forefront and helps build a robust ecosystem," adds Mr. Mouli Raman.