What it does

Allows you to quickly and discretely get out of awkward or dangerous situations with the click of a button. Don't feel like talking to a person that's quickly approaching you? Have a call faked to your phone. Feeling awkward in a quiet room? Have fake notifcations from social media sent to your phone. But what if you're getting robbed, assaulted, or even held hostile? With one button, alert 911 and a trusted point of contact. They will then work together to find where you are via GPS and get you back to saftey.

How we built it

HTML/CSS/Javascript. Compiled with Cordova.

Challenges we ran into

Trying to get messages to be sent from your phone without the user to input any interaction. Took us various hours but we finally got it to work.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Proud to say we built it from the ground up. No frameworks or pre-written code. All created in HTML, styled in CSS, and programmed in Javascript.

What we learned

Develop for mobile using web tools and Cordova.

What's next for Pocket Ally

Fine tune the app. Get it fully functional and hopefully start saving some lives.

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