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
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
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.