Microsoft India today introduced Guardian, a new safety app, available exclusively for Windows Phones. This app is ideal for use in emergency situations and the distressed person can immediately get tracked and get necessary medical and security cover.
To use Guardian effectively, users need to add the names of friends, family members and security groups to the settings. In an emergency situation, the app can be used to alert them, via the SOS button. All the user has to do is tap the SOS button. The phone then sends a distress SMS to all buddy mobiles, notifying them of the emergency along with location details. At the same time the SOS button also sends emails to buddy email IDs and posts to private Facebook groups, if registered. Guardian uses Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services and Bing Map APIs extensively and can help securities authorities and medical teams track the user. The phone can be traced even if it is broken. The application is capable of one touch video recording that may be used later as evidence.
Speaking about the Guardian app, Raj Biyani, Managing Director, Microsoft IT India said, “Our employees wanted to do something to enable people to feel safer in our cities. So they used their spare time to develop Guardian. Guardian is a robust personal security app with more safety features and capabilities than any other comparable app available to Indian smartphone users today.”
The Guardian app is available exclusively for Windows Phone users. It can be downloaded at http://aka.ms/guardianapp