Microsoft launches Guardian for Windows Phone 8, aims to prevent crimes against women

Microsoft launches Guardian for Windows Phone 8, aims to prevent crimes against women

Microsoft India has taken a step towards preventing crimes against women - in a country where crimes are out of control - by launching a new app for Windows Phone users. Guardian for Windows Phone makes it easy for women to summon help within minutes.

"At Microsoft, our focus is on addressing societal challenges and in contributing to making the nation a safer place for all its citizens. In channeling our interest, enthusiasm and a passion for technology that makes a difference to people and communities, we decided to act by working to prevent crimes against women by developing a software that will enable people to summon help within minutes and create effective deterrents against such crimes," Microsoft India explained.

The app features real-time tracking and intelligent SOS alert functions, making it easier than ever to call for help and record the evidence of the attack. The app's purpose is to be a deterrent to criminals.

"The app helps women in distress by alerting their friends, families as a standalone app, as well as it is available as an integrated solution for Police or security agencies who can monitor distress SOS calls and provide help through a portal," Microsoft further explained.

For those of you in India, hit the download link below to snag this app.