Today in APIs: Microsoft Launches Guardian

Microsoft India has released a women's safety app: Guardian. Plus: SnapChat's API was hacked.

Microsoft India launches Guardian app

Microsoft India has released a women's safety app: Guardian. Guardian uses the Bing Maps API and the Azure cloud platform to provide movement tracking to pre-identified trackers. Users can turn on the "track me" feature that allows users to alert loved ones of an emergency. Additionally, a built-in "SOS" button can alert hospitals and other first responders to the emergency and elicits a response. Guardian was born out of a Microsoft Garage project.

At the Guardian portal, the team explains:

“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.”

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