India's telecom giant Bharti Airtel in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on 15th April 2019, has unveiled a new 'My Circle Safety App' for women safety and to help women in distress.
My Circle App enables women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Gujarati.
A woman in distress can send an SOS alert by pressing the SOS prompt on the My Circle app.
The SOS alert can also be activated by voice command through Siri on iOS and the statement by Airtel has stated that he voice activation through Google Assistant will soon be available on Android devices also.
The SOS alert will send the user’s location over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out or respond to the emergency situation.
The My Circle App also enables the family or friends to track the location on real time through the link that is sent as part of the alert SM
The My Circle App is a free-to-download app which is available on the Google Play store (Android) and will be available on the App Store (iOS) soon.
My Circle App is carrier agnostic which would work on phones with any telecom service network, both Airtel and non-Airtel.