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Konbola: A Mobile App for Emergency Alert

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Help is Just 4 Clicks Away

Konbola is a Android mobile APP which is your best companion when in trouble. The mobile APP sends out SMS with your current location (if mobile location and GPS is enabled). This mobile APP is a need of the hour and can save one’s life when there is no hope and help available. Imagine there is a robbery in your house, ran into serious health issue and you need to reach out to your friends. The APP sends SMS by pressing power button 4 times to your selected contact list (add manually or from phone address book). The basic idea is to inform your closed ones that you need help by sharing your location so they can either call you or arrive at that location to help you.

A Mobile APP for Emergency Alert

Konbola is a mobile application which lets you reach out to your selected contact list when in trouble. Imagine a one off unfortunate incident where you meet an accident, serious health issue or perhaps you need help in a middle of a deserted road, Konbola comes into help here.

Adding Contacts

There are two ways to add contacts. You can add contacts manually or choose from your contact address book. The ones who are selected will show in your contact list and can be reached when in trouble/emergency.

Always Signed

You are always signed in unless you logout manually. Ir-respective of the fact that a mobile is restarted or shutdown the app stays logged in which means it will be your only partner when you need the most.

Press Power Button 4 Times

By pressing the power button of your mobile phone 4 times – you send SMS alert with your current location (location must be shared and GPS allowed) to your pre-selected contact list. If the location is not shared, the app will still send SMS to your contact list (without your current location information).

Why Konbola?

This idea is not new to the world, it is very common in our neighbor country. The idea of having a similar APP in Pakistan came into existence right after the Peshawar APS school attack. Had there been any mechanism where teachers could have informed people outside the school, the damage and unfortunate incident could have been avoided and response time would have been faster.

Mr Hisham Sarwar is a technology entrepreneur who has initiated numerous non-profit projects (for example www.itlah.com, a website to inform about missing/lost persons).

The App version 1.0 is the 1st version with lot more new features intended to introduced in the future.

Idea of the APP is to reach out to dear ones in the times of emergency/trouble.

Please follow pictorial series of how the APP works on the home page.

Help is Just 4 Clicks Away Konbola is a Android mobile APP which is your best companion when in trouble. The mobile APP sends out SMS with your current location (if mobile location and GPS is enabled). This mobile APP is a need of the hour and can save one’s…

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