15 personal safety apps for women  The Times of IndiaA friend need not walk you home at night. Since the Nirbhaya gang rape in December 2012, many mobile applications for personal safety have become available and new ones are entering app stores every month.

The basics of most apps are similar — a user-decided list of emergency contacts to alert, and transmission of GPS-determined location — but the newer ones are easier to use, almost intuitive. Where the early apps required the user to punch a few buttons to raise an alarm, new ones make full use of phone hardware, and can be set to trigger with a scream or a vigorous shake.

Some apps even ring a fake incoming call to unsettle an assailant while others activate the phone camera to record photosvideos and transmit these with the alerts. Here are some personal safety apps and the claims they make:

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