‘The Companion’ App Will Safely Walk You Home At Night
If you’ve had the chance to watch pretty much every episode of Law and Order: SVU, you’d know that most of the plots are set up with a woman walking home alone at night and something awful happening. That’s literally almost every episode. But, what if there was something created where that wasn’t the case? The Companion app is hoping to make no one walk home alone again.
How it works:
- Plug in your destination and select your mode of transportation
- Add friends or family to be your Companion. They don’t even need the app installed to watch your back!
- Reach out to your Companions or your local police department with just a tap.
- If you set off a Smart Trigger, it’ll check in to make sure you’re safe. If you don’t respond, we’ll alert your Companions.
The apps origins were to create an app that would allow students walking home from class at night feel safe. But, like Facebook, the appeal of this went far beyond the use for just university campuses. Everyone wants to feel safe when they are walking home or to their car in the middle of the night.
“We’ve had a lot of people outside the US downloading the app. Since we launched, we’ve had dozens of emails from people in the US, as well as many other countries like the UK, Belgium, France, and Norway,” Lexie Ernst, co-founder of the Companion app, told IBTimes UK. “Many people aren’t even aware that their school has a campus safety department. In future, people can specify what makes them nervous and why, and we hope to open a dialogue between campus safety departments and students,” said Ernst.
You can download the app right now on Google Play and the App Store right now. I recommend this for pretty much everyone to have on the main screen of their smartphone. It could potentially prevent man crimes and protect many people.
Check out the demonstration of The Companion below:
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