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Safelight - Application for Android OS

Safelight is a security app with three functions. It's a flashlight, a video recorder and it calls 911.

Safelight - Application for Android OS

Safelight is a security app with three functions. It's a flashlight, a video recorder and it calls 911.

$6
pledged of $1,699pledged of $1,699 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 19 2014 4:52 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 19, 2014

About

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safelight/id920109748?ls=1&mt=8


Above is the link to the application. It's already available on the Iphone this kickstarter is just so I can build an Android version as well so everyone has access to the application. 

My name is Jarid Wagner and I invented the Safelight application for Iphones. It's an application for providing safety, comfort and lighting while walking at night/in the dark. It has a flashlight to provide lighting. This is the main function of the application – it allows the user to see clearly and illuminate potentially threatening people. User's can control the brightness of the flashlight with the slider and turn it on/off with a click of the power button. The application can also record video. Hit the middle yellow video button once and it will start recording. Hit the button a second time to end the recording. Lastly the application has a call 911 feature (it uses the phone's location to determine what the # is for the authorities ex. Australia = #000). Click the top red section once and then it ask if you want to call 911. Press call if you do have an emergency. Press cancel if you do not.

Combined these three features make an individual very safe and well defended. The light is comforting and empowering. It'll allow users to illuminate their environment and see anyone coming at them. The light will also deter attackers. Predators always try to prey on the weak but if you control a light source and are a half second away from being on the line with the police you're much too strong to be a preferred target.

Finally, I don't want to monetize this app with ads because I don't want an ad popping up just as a user needs to call the police. I couldn't live with myself if one person got physically/sexually assaulted because they had to waste time exiting out of an ad at a critical moment. The other option for making money was to have an upfront cost for the app. Pay 99 cents to download. This was much more appealing but there was still the possibility that someone would need the app but wouldn't have 99 cents or have the necessary account to buy it on the app store or be afraid of putting their account information online. So I'm making the app free and it will never have ads on it. It did cost me time and money to develop the app however so I'm asking for help in getting the Android version completed. This application is my gift to the world and I'm hoping you'll gift me the money to give it to everyone. 

Risks and challenges

There aren't that many risks or challenges because we've already got a working version of the application it's just not for the Android OS yet.

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