How many of you heard about Delhi Police’s “Himmat”? Yea, I’m talking about the women safety app “Himmat” launched by Delhi Police in India. As we all know that women’s empowerment is one of the most important needs of the country, so lots of women safety apps are keep launching nowadays.
Some time ago, I wrote about the Trivandrum city’s women safety app “iSafe” and I found it very helpful and easy to use. But, today, I’m going to tell you about Delhi’s women safety app Himmat. In fact, I’m just sharing the views of people who used it.
I collected the reviews of the public on this women’s safety app and going to share it on this page. So, get ready to know what people say and think about Delhi Police’s women safety app.
Just Know What the Users of Himmat App Say About it
The following are the users of the Himmat app and here’re their comments and reviews about Delhi Police’s women safety app:[easy-tweet tweet=”Good Initiative But a Bad Technology says Rohit Singh” via=”no” hashtags=”HimmatWomenSafetyApp”]
This is a good initiative by Delhi Police that they have opted for technology to secure the Delhi citizens, but the technology they have opted for is really outdated. Technologies are available that can real-time keep the security agencies updated of victims’ locations and transfer audio/images. In India, 70% of mobile users are having prepaid connections, and sending out SMS’s from their mobile is not a good choice. I think they should learn from Chandigarh police and launch a similar app. But It’s a good initiative.
I installed this but after installing I found that for operating this I have to register over the Delhi Police site to find the key. But getting the registration done itself is a big thing.
One of the worst things that I’ve seen in this application is that it asks you if you really want to send an emergency SMS. If a person is trapped in some emergency situations he does not have any time to do this much!
It is important to understand the limitations of this app. It depends on the availability of third party services such as a strong enough GPS signal for pinpoint location and a viable signal from a tower for voice/data connectivity. Additionally, the app has no quick-launch option and the power consumed by the app and third-party services it uses draws so much from the battery that it is impossible to use it for any reasonable length of time. Till such limitations are highlighted, I fear that victims might harbor a false sense of security and suffer the consequences of relying upon the app which will be unable to perform as expected when it is required to do so.
It’s a great Initiative for women empowerment. It can be helpful to those in a problem. I suggest DP create a YouTube video to train how to use it when in the problem.
For every Delhi woman, this app is really new “Himmat” to walk alone anytime without any fear. I appreciate Delhi Police for such a great initiative. But, one thing I would like to suggest the developer of the app is to make the app for easy to use and user friendly. As this app is for saving someone’s life and for women’s safety so they should use the latest technology and easy user interface so that nobody feels difficult to use the app in emergency time.
Where to Install?
This women’s safety app Himmat is only available for Android users and so available on Google Play Store. You can download it from here.