Perhaps, Karachi has become notorious from the street crime perspective; however, there are many talented people in the city of lights playing a positive and healthy role too. Quite sadly, getting assaulted and robbed in bright day light has possibly become a routine matter, however, an aspiring 18-year old has showed a ray of hope in changing times for the better with the help of an app he created.
Faizullah Arain, who happens to be a freelance developer and entrepreneur, as he prefers to call himself, has developed an application that will help fight crime. He has named it ‘Crighter’. This interesting app aims to fight off crime by enabling the potential victim to get help as quickly as possible. A user can, not only reach out to some dependable contacts whenever there’s a threatening situation, but the app also lets one to record the whole crime scene and identify safe routes for escaping.
It has a very simple function. You begin with signing up with the app by entering your details along with identifying your trustworthy contacts who you think can help you in times of need (ideally your parents, siblings, or guardians). Once signed up, you are good to begin using the app by taping the “Start” button appearing on the screen. The app works conveniently even if the phone is in sleep mode.
Whenever you sense some danger around you, you can use Crighter to alert your close contacts. Additionally, the app captures pictures of the crime scene after every five seconds as well as records audio, location, and date. This useful information can play a pivotal role in chasing the criminal during investigations so that the victim could be brought to justice.
Moreover, the app uses smart maps to help you enter your route and identify all “Safe”, “Normal” and “Dangerous” paths that will help you make smarter decisions in such crucial times.
Even though there is no foolproof and universal solution to crime, apps like Crighter offer some hope and anticipation to the common masses. This was exactly the vision Arain had when creating this app. (<-download link)
Wishing him all the best for this venture.