If you’re a regular reader of our blog you’ll know that the Apps for Good App Launch, powered by Facebook and hosted by Thomson Reuters, will be taking place in just one week on the 5th of February. In 7 days we’ll be celebrating the official launch of 7 great apps on the market. In the last of our blog countdown series we’re profiling Safe Nav – which will be available to download soon!
The Safe Nav app uses UK police data to help users navigate streets with confidence. The app won the Connected Community category powered by TalkTalk at the Apps for Good Awards 2014. Safe Nav was created by Joshua, Rikardo, Ijahmar and Callum, students at Shireland Collegiate Academy in the West Midlands.
As urban teenagers the Safe Nav team were surrounded by media coverage about crime rates in these communities, prompting them to address this issue with their app. The team recently reflected on what they wanted to achieve, “Our app is designed to help people feel safe when out and about, giving them the latest available crime statistics for the area they are in and alerting them when they are in an area of high crime“. Check out the video below to hear the team discuss Safe Nav – formerly known as Crime Time – in more detail, and share their highlights of the Apps for Good experience.
Since June, the team have been working hard to take their app from prototype to finished product with the support of TalkTalk and development agency Codeten, fitting in development meetings between classes.
All this effort and has paid off and the app will be officially launched on the market on 05 February.
Want to know more about crime in your area? Download Safe Nav here and don’t forget to tell your friends and family about it!