【双语阅读】App can be your bodyguard App让手机变身保镖
yoyo 2015-09-12 00:05:14 发表于  [  游戏/活动  ]
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App can be your bodyguard





If you’ve ever felt threatened walking home late at night, chances are you’ve phoned a loved one to make sure they know you’re safe.But making calls not only makes your phone a target for thieves, it can also distract you from your surroundings, putting you at greater risk.


Now there’s an app that lets your family or friends track your journey and will call for help automatically if it senses you’re in trouble.Called Companion, the main feature that distinguishes it from other tracking and GPS apps, such as Apple’s Find My Friends, is its ’Are you OK?’ button.

现在有一款应用能让家人或朋友了解你的旅途足迹,当感应到你遇到危险时,自动求救。这款应用名为“同伴”(Companion)。该应用的主要特色“你还好吗?”(“Are you OK?”)按钮使它与其他行迹和GPS应用不同。

Before setting off on a journey, users input their starting point, their destination and a designated ’companion’.This can be anyone in the user’s contacts book, and they don’t need to have the app installed.


The ’companion’ can then track the phone’s GPS to see where their loved one is at any time, while the app will periodically show a button on the user’s home screen asking ’Are you OK?’If they don’t press the button within 15 seconds, the companion is sent an alert.


The user is also given the option to call the police from within the app.Elsewhere, the app can detect if a person has been running, or headphones have been removed from the audio jack suggesting the phone has been dropped, for example.


If this happens, the ’Are you OK?’ button appears and the 15-second countdown starts automatically.Companion is free for iOS and Android devices and users need to enter their mobile number to sign up to the service.


Although the app was designed in the US, it works with international numbers when they are prefixed with their country’s code.’Companion lets you reach out to family, friends or your campus police and have them keep an eye on you as you travel late at night,’ explained the app’s makers.


’If you start running, don’t make it to your destination on time, have your headphones yanked out or your phone falls to the ground, we will check in on you to make sure everything is okay.’You can also report areas that make you uneasy. Simply tap the ’I Feel Nervous’ button and we’ll pass this information on [the authorities].’


Companion is similar to SafeTrek, an app that uses the pressure sensor of smartphone touchscreens to create an alarm that will call for help if the user lifts their finger off.Removing a finger triggers a screen asking for a four-digit pin code and if it is not entered it alerts the police and directs them to the user’s location.


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