【女生福利:有了它 深夜再也不怕一个人回家】

【女生福利:有了它 深夜再也不怕一个人回家】Companion是一款"虚拟保镖"APP,在夜晚陪你独自走过长长的“小巷”~行程开始前,输入起点和目的地,邀请一位通讯录上的朋友成为旅程“陪伴者”,对方甚至不需安装此应用。陪伴者会跟踪你手机定位,APP会间隔性在手机屏幕上提问“你还好吗?”如果15秒内用户没有按确定键,陪伴者会收到警报。APP还能识别用户是否在奔跑,耳麦是否从耳机孔中拔出推测手机是否掉了。

 

 

Turn your phone into a BODYGUARD: Companion app virtually accompanies you on journeys and warns friends and family if you're in trouble

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Before setting off on a journey, users input a starting point and destination
A designated 'companion' can then track the phone's GPS on a map
The free app periodically shows a button to the user asking 'Are you OK?'
If they don't press it within 15 seconds, the companion is sent an alert
By VICTORIA WOOLLASTON FOR MAILONLINE

If you've ever felt threatened walking home late at night, chances are you've phoned a loved one to make sure they know you're safe.
But making calls not only makes your phone a target for thieves, it can also distract you from your surroundings, putting you at greater risk.
Now there's an app that lets your family or friends track your journey and will call for help automatically if it senses you're in trouble.
Before setting off on a journey, users of the Companion app input a starting point and destination A designated 'companion' can then track the phone's GPS on a map (pictured right). The free app periodically shows a button to the user asking 'Are you OK?' (left) and if they don't press it within 15 seconds, the companion is alerted

Before setting off on a journey, users input their starting point, their destination and a designated 'companion'.
SAFETREK CALLS THE POLICE IF YOU'RE IN DANGER
Companion is similar to the SafeTrek app which uses the pressure sensor of smartphone touchscreens to create an alarm that will call for help if the user lifts their finger off.
Removing a finger triggers a screen asking for a four-digit pin code and if it is not entered it alerts the police and directs them to the user's location.
The app costs $3 per month to use, but despite this has proven to be hugely popular, particularly with young women.
It already has more than 250,000 users, although is only currenly available in the US.
This can be anyone in the user's contacts book, and they don't need to have the app installed.
The 'companion' can then track the phone's GPS to see where their loved one is at any time, while the app will periodically show a button on the user's home screen asking 'Are you OK?'
If they don't press the button within 15 seconds, the companion is sent an alert.
The user is also given the option to call the police from within the app.
Elsewhere, the app can detect if a person has been running, or headphones have been removed from the audio jack suggesting the phone has been dropped, for example.
If this happens, the 'Are you OK?' button appears and the 15-second countdown starts automatically.
Companion is free for iOS and Android devices and users need to enter their mobile number to sign up to the service.
Designated 'companions' can be anyone in the user's contacts book, and they don't need to have the app installed. The app also lets users report areas that make them feel uneasy using the 'I Feel Nervous' button (left). The right-hand image shows how the service appears on the designated companion's phone

Companion is similar to SafeTrek (pictured), an app that uses the pressure sensor of touchscreens to create an alarm that will call for help if the user lifts their finger off. Removing a finger triggers a screen asking for a four-digit pin code and if it is not entered it alerts the police and directs them to the user's location
Although the app was designed in the US, it works with international numbers when they are prefixed with their country's code.
'Companion lets you reach out to family, friends or your campus police and have them keep an eye on you as you travel late at night,' explained the app's makers.
'If you start running, don't make it to your destination on time, have your headphones yanked out or your phone falls to the ground, we will check in on you to make sure everything is okay.
'You can also report areas that make you uneasy. Simply tap the 'I Feel Nervous' button and we'll pass this information on [the authorities].'
Companion is similar to SafeTrek, an app that uses the pressure sensor of smartphone touchscreens to create an alarm that will call for help if the user lifts their finger off.
Removing a finger triggers a screen asking for a four-digit pin code and if it is not entered it alerts the police and directs them to the user's location.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3225281/Turn-phone-BODYGUARD-Companion-app-virtually-accompanies-journeys-warns-friends-family-trouble.html#ixzz3l645A9wN
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