Technology giant, Microsoft, has unveiled a security application dubbed as Guardian for Windows Phone subscribers living in India, providing attributes such as discomfort messages. The application also enables subscribers to monitor their gadgets remotely, identical to iOS’s Track my iPhone and Android Device Manager.
Consumers can let their relatives’ to oversee them actually in emergency circumstances by switching on the attribute, which operates on Microsoft Windows Azure internet facilities and Bing Map APIs. An SOS notification key also enables them interact with law enforcement agencies such as police and hospitals, or send trouble texts to a specific group of contacts through SMS, e-mail or Facebook.
The app was built in a six months time by a team of enthusiastic Microsoft staff in India, with the label of Microsoft Garage initiative which enables employees to come up with their ideas. It follows a plethora of identical apps in India recently fulfilling the mounting issues regarding public safety of feminine, on the reason of an internationally highlighted gang rape in Delhi at the start of 2013.
Raj Biyani, MD of Microsoft IT India quoted as”Our staff was keen to come up with something productive to let users to feel secure in our localities. So they utilized their skills to create Guardian. Guardian is a solid confidential security app with additional security and abilities than any other contemporary app currently used by Indian smartphone users today”.
The Guardian app is now offered free of cost just for Windows Phone subscribers situated in India. Beside this, Microsoft aims to release this service to other countries eventually; it is readily downloadable and operational, as per to reports.
At the start of December, the Indian authorities declared schedule launch a panic key on local transport which will be GPS-oriented and a mobile app with a identical attribute. Local handset manufacturer iBall has also participated in this operation with a variant equipped with a physical SOS key.