Namola is an app created to keep citizens safe from crime by directly connecting them to police through their mobile device, and allowing them to reach out for help quickly and safely!
Our Rating: 4/5
Available on: Android and iOS
"Connecting citizens to safety"
This incredible app uses your location and notifies the nearest police if you are in an emergency situation. It also helps you protect others with its #MakeSaSafe function where you can report incidents to warn others.
Although the app is only functioning in Gauteng, South Africa, they are working to expand the app throughout South Africa – this is perhaps the one flaw in the app currently, but, with so much potential it should roll out to other cities soon.
Stay connected to safety with this app, here's how:
Go to your app store and type in Namola (it should come up first – it's a trending app right now), and while you're waiting for the download, scroll through the page to find out more information on how the app will help you stay safe and protected at all times.
When you open the app, it will give you four swipe screens giving you a few facts about the app. It will also allow you to create your account – so get started.
The sign-up process will require your email address, cell phone number, password and an optional photo upload (this is to make it easier for the police to recognise you in a situation where you need their help!) – quick and easy.
Just read and agree to the terms and conditions in your sign-up process and your account will be created.
Now you're in. You will see a map and, at the bottom of your screen, it will say "determining location". You will, of course, need to enable the location setting on your device in order for the authorities to be able to find you in an emergency situation. Once you enable your location setting, your location is determined in seconds. It will then give you the "Request Assistance" button. When in an emergency situation, you hold down this button and the nearest authorities to your location will be immediately dispatched to your situation.
Also, guys, don't do prank calls here, let's keep people safe and not mess around!
When you open the side tab on your screen, you will see multiple options and settings. One of the most incredible and special features on this app will show there – #MakeSaSafe and Report Corruption.
These two features are what helps users keep each other safe to prevent them having to call for emergency assistance. #MakeSASafe gives you reports of current situations near you that may be dangerous. Report Corruption allows you to report any incident, add a photo if you like so that other users can be warned and stay away from that area. If you're the one in danger, hold down the "Request Assistance" button until you see it loading red, and get help right away!
AppNations gives this app 4 stars - it is incredibly efficient, and such an important initiative in South Africa. One more star will be given as soon as they branch out beyond Gauteng – which will hopefully be soon.
Stay safe with this app and feel protected at all times!
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