Kochi based Sentinel bags U.N. award for intelligent app

An app developed by Kochi, India based student startup company Mindhelix Technosol bagged prestigious UN-sponsored award for its mobile app invention called - Sentinel. Sentinel is personal security app by MindHelix Technosol.

The app is runner-up of World Youth Award Summit 2013 in Power2Women category and only startup representing India. ‘Sentinel’ is among the 18 startups selected from among 400 entries for the awards which will be presented in Sri Lankan capital Colombo later this month.

Actually, the app Sentinel is an essential app for women especially in India, which in case of emergency send alerts to friends and family of sender. With just one click from the application and user send SMS, emails and Interactive Voice Response calls to all your emergency contacts making sure that you are safe.

The app also provide live tracking from the application that puts user in emergency situation over a map that is available only to emergency contacts with location, travel history, direction of travel and helps the first respondents to reach you as fast as possible.

The application triggers an alerts even if the user in not connected to internet by sending SMS with location to server. The interactive map gives information about the current location as well as location history. The application help achieves the six millennium goals of the UN that include women’s safety.

The app is available for Android as well for iPhone mobile users free of cost for limited time. The company behind the app is part of startup incubator center - The Startup Village, Kochi.

The student startup which developed this app is founded by Kallidil Kalidasan and Christin George. The company has also developed Sentinel Mobile Application for Corporates : Sentinel for Corporates is a mobile phone based personal security application to be used by the Corporate employees,  available on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone  8, the App constantly keeps track of each employee using GPS  and dynamic cell tower location services.

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