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Airtel and FICCI launches My Circle safety app for women

Date: 15 April 2019 Tags: miscellaneous

India's second largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel and FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) has launched My Circle safety app for women to help them in the event of any distress or panic situation. It is carrier-agnostic app that can be installed by both Airtel and non-Airtel customers.

My Circle app

  • The app aims at building safer environment for women by levering power of technology to empower women with simple and intelligent tool that can respond in real time during an emergency situation.
  • It enables women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in any distress or panic situation.
  • SOS alert can be launched by simply pressing SOS prompt on app. It can also be activated via voice command through Siri on apple devives with iOS.
  • It will instantly send an SOS alert along with the user's location over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out/respond to the emergency situation. The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family/friends can track real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS.
  • It is available in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Gujarati.