Nigerian Tech Firm Launches Digital War Against Terror With E-Alert App
A Nigerian firm, PISI Limited has launched an app called E-Alert app aimed at tackling the problem of insecurity in developing countries. The E-alert app considered as one of the most important applications a person can have on their phone today was created by the company in 2013 having recognized recognizes the need for security in Nigeria and the rest of the world today.
The E-alert app guarantees contact for help with just the press of a button. All you need to be located in a dangerous situation is Internet connectivity. There are many stories of kidnappings, terrorism and a variety of dangerous scenarios that Nigerians as well as many other people in other countries have to face today. The E-alert provides some reassurance for you and your loved ones so that you can feel safer.
This is what the application does:
* It has a panic button that sends out alerts in 45 second intervals with your updated GPS location via SMS
* You can insert a maximum of 10 contacts to whom these alerts will be sent in the event that you press the panic button
* The ‘overprotective mother’ feature sends out alerts when you don’t check in at a particular time.
In all emergency situations such as kidnapping, rape, domestic violence, E-alert aims to reassure the safety of its users. The E-alert application is free for everyone to download on Blackberry, iPhone or Android phones.
However the E-Alert team intends on releasing a premium version, shortly, that offers an improved user experience.
E-alert also seeks to uplift young people by doing its part with regards to social corporate responsibility. 10% of profits will go to a scholarship fund. E-alert will conduct a social media competition on Vine and Twitter for students and the winners will be beneficiaries of the scholarships.
For more information and updates, follow E-alert of the following social media platforms:
Twitter – @ealertapp
Facebook – E Alert App
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