“A lot of people say, ‘I thought this already existed.’ It’s a very simple concept, but it’s also a very important one,” Anderson told the Post. “As smartphone adoption has spread, it makes sense for safety to become a part of app culture.”
The app is meant to "ease the burden of reporting crimes" by giving witnesses an outlet for tipping off police besides calling a dispatcher. Clients already using the app include the University of New Hampshire and the town of Spokane, Wash.
Features on the app include the ability to report non-emergency incidents with one tap, submit photos or videos to police, chat with someone from the police department, or see a campus map with the safest route.
"People have knowledge or information, but they're not speaking up, and that's not acceptable because that information can prevent school violence," Anderson said.