Sunday, 4 October 2015

Gladio - The latest Personal Security Mobile App

There has been a "never satisfactorily answered" question running from really long time on whether technology is boon or bane. People who keep asking these question really have no idea how complex today’s technology has become and keeping that in mind it has become even tougher to answer this question in today’s environment. No-one can pass the perfect judgement whether technology is boon or bane but there are some really cool stuffs being developed regularly that are helping us in big way. Such one cool product is Gladio mobile app developed by Tavant Technologies India Ltd.. 

What is Gladio App ? :

Gladio is a personal security mobile app that can be of great use for anyone who is in danger and looking for help. This app sends a customized SMS to the people whose numbers user has configured in app just at click of a “PUSH” Button. There is also an option to post a Facebook status as soon as anyone uses “PUSH” button. Yes it is as simple as that and not only this even the last location of the person who has pressed the “PUSH” button for help also gets send to the configured numbers and in Facebook Status update.

How Gladio App works ? :

This App has very simple user manual that anyone can understand within few seconds. All user need to do is install the app and setup the app for the first time. This setup includes selecting phone numbers for alert message sending, whether to enable Facebook feature or not and some other settings which are clearly mentioned in the app. If a person has android wear watch then he or she can use Gladio on that watch too.

Once you install the app, at least 1 contact number must be selected to use the app. After setting it up for the first time the app is ready to be used and at home screen of app we will see a big Red PUSH button. As soon as we press the button, count down from 5 to 1 will start giving user the time to cancel the alert sending. This timing interval has been provided to avoid any unintentional Press of PUSH button that might trigger in useless request for help and can create panic situation unnecessarily. Even if the phone is lock, pressing Lock button 8 times regularly will enable the PUSH button press and alert will be send.  

Unique Feature in Gladio :

Well, there are many other apps for almost similar purpose but Gladio has one unique feature of being a Volunteer. Once user enables “I am a Volunteer”  option in the app, that user will agree to become a Volunteer to help anyone in need in his locality. So when the next time someone in that locality needs help and uses Gladio app, the sms alert will be send the nearby user too who has agreed to become Volunteer for that locality even if the needy person doesn’t have the contact number of Volunteer users. This Volunteer feature in its concept can be really good USP for this app as this can increase the chances of a needy person getting help quickly without knowing anyone nearby to his location. 

The Gladio app is currently available for Android only and can be downloaded from Google play store 

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