LightHouse is a security app that transforms your smartphone into a Personal Safety Device. It provides a way to safeguard you when you're feeling vulnerable and unsafe.
It gives you and your loved ones peace of mind that you have some form of protection and a way for them to reach you, if ever a need arise.
1. Help - This is an emergency feature which sends out help alerts to all your contacts whenever you are in trouble. Whenever you are in a panic situation, just tap on the Help button and it will start sending your real-time location updates to all your friends along with the distance between you and them, so that they can help rescue you.
2. FootSteps - Whenever you are travelling alone at night or if you are feeling unsafe, you can enable this feature and start sharing your FootSteps with your loved ones (the friends you choose to share FootSteps with) and they will be notified with your FootStep request. Once they accept the request they can view your location updates in realtime in a map along with your real-time address.
They also get the option to know the distance between you and them.
3. ReachSafe - This lets you save the locations you frequently visit (like your Home, college, gym) as your SafeZones. When you enable this feature you can pick from your saved SafeZones and your loved ones will be notified whenever you reach your selected SafeZone safely. There is no need for your loved ones to worry if you have reached safe as the app will notify them.
- This app requires the use of GPS to get your accurate location whenever you use any of the features. GPS may drain out your battery.
- You can only add contacts which are the users of this app. simply search them with their email address.
It is a social project. Any new ideas and suggestions for improvements are always welcome. You can contact me on my developer email.