Crime-fighting mobile app is piloted in Tshwane
Ever Africa’s Namola app will put police in direct contact with the public.
PRETORIA - As the fight against crime continues to adopt more technological advancements, a South African IT company has launched a mobile app that dispatches police to emergencies at the click of a button.
Ever Africa's Namola application is being piloted with Tshwane Metro Police in Monument Park over the next five weeks.
If the Namola app trial is successful, calling the police will be as simple as pushing a single button on your smartphone.
Craig Rivett of Ever Africa says the communication between police and the community will be made simple.
"They send a direct alert using their smartphones to available responders in their area. The first responder that indicates they are available on a dashboard marking smartphone is automatically directed to the user."
The application uses GPS data on the smartphones to locate the person in need, and to identify the nearest police officers in the area.
Rivet says the technology will put the responders in direct contact with the public.