27 Apr '16, 5pm

We have a great blog on why ease-of-use is key when creating a transit safety app

We have a great blog on why ease-of-use is key when creating a transit safety app

Nowadays, there’s an app for everything. Very few of those apps can turn an everyday transit rider into a hero who summons help for a person in distress. A routine ride on your transit system can be suddenly disrupted if you witness an assault, a crime in progress or a medical emergency. That is why apps designed for public safety must take all imaginable scenarios into consideration. When we began work on our “See Something Say Something” transit app, we realized first responders couldn’t respond until they know something is wrong and where the problem is. With smartphones being carried by most people, riders were well equipped to report problems as soon as they see them. So, we needed to develop an app that allowed riders to communicate quickly with transit police . Another thing public safety apps must consider: Motor skills rapidly diminish when we are in stressful sit...

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