App Boutique

OnWatch is a Mobile App is an Apps Against Abuse Challenge winner. OnWatch utilizes all the capabilities of current smartphone technology to provide user-friendly methods of staying in touch and connecting with friends and emergency personnel. Watch My Back: When you’re going to a party, going on a date or going for a runopen OnWatch and select Watch My Back. Fill in the contact info for your A3s—the anywhere, anytime, any reason friends who make up your own team of first-responders—then write a message (partying at Alpha-Beta-Delta, I may be in trouble. Call me, then call campus security), set a timer—say, four hours for a night out—and off you go. If all goes as planned, you can easily cancel the timer, and no one has to know where you were, what you were doing or that you might have felt vulnerable. But, if the countdown runs out without being canceled, your customized message and location, with a link to a map, will be sent to your designated contacts notifying them that you may need help.

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Circle of 6 is an Apps Against Abuse Challenge winner. This iPhone app for college-aged students and their friends to stay close, stay safe, and prevent violence before it happens.

We believe that staying connected to a small group of people is critical to keeping you and your friends informed and safe. Circle of 6 is a mobile app that makes it quick and easy to reach your circle and let them know where you are, and what you need. It’s a fast, easy-to-use and secure way to look out for each other.
The design is simple. It takes two touches to get help, so no fumbling or digging around for the right number. We use icons to represent actions, so that no one can tell what you’re up to if they see your phone. The design ensures safety, speed and privacy. GPS is integrated (using Google maps), and is only activated by you, and sent to your own Circle of 6.
 Publicly we ask that everyone take the pledge to stop violence before it happens. Via a Facebook page one can engage large numbers of young adults 18-24 in advocating for safer campuses and relationships without violence. Privately, we ask that you look out for each other by downloading the Circle of 6 app and supporting your friends.

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Child Abuse Awareness April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Help spread awareness of this issue using your iPhone or iPod Touch by downloading the Child Abuse Awareness App, available from the iTunes App Store. Each day during Child Abuse Awareness Month that you run the app, a new fact about Child Abuse will pop up (tapping the ribbon will display additional facts). Tapping the “i” icon will display additional information about PAVE and share this application with your friends. (PAVE, 2010)

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Domestic Violence Awareness- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help spread awareness of this issue using your iPhone or iPod Touch by downloading the Domestic Violence Awareness App, available from the iTunes App Store. Each day during Domestic Violence Awareness Month that you run the app, a new fact about domestic violence will pop up (tapping the ribbon will display additional facts). Tapping the “i” icon will display additional information about PAVE and share this application with your friends. (PAVE, 2010)

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Sexual Assault Awareness April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help spread awareness of this issue using your iPhone or iPod Touch by downloading the Sexual Assault Awareness App, available from the iTunes App Store. Each day during Sexual Assault Awareness Month that you run the app, a new fact about Child Abuse will pop up (tapping the ribbon will display additional facts). Tapping the “i” icon will display additional information about PAVE and share this application with your friends. (PAVE, 2010)

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Verizon’s HopeLine program has recycled old phones since 2001 by giving them (along with 3,000 minutes of service) to victims of domestic abuse so that they can talk to emergency and support services when needed. Now, Verizon has released a HopeLine app for Android that not only provides direct access to support services and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, but also allows users to engage others involved in domestic violence awareness by sharing their photos and videos. The app also provides information about making monetary and phone donations to HopeLine. Want to help with HopeLine? There’s more info in the PR below, and you can grab the app at the source.

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R3, the app created by Harbor House of Central Florida for its Project Courage initiative, empowers healthcare professionals, those at risk and their friends and families to Recognize, Respond to, and Refer -Recognize the signs of abuse, Respond to it correctly and effectively and Refer survivors to appropriate assistance. The app was a collaboration between Harbor House, Florida Hospital, and minority owned development firm Echo and will be submitted to the Apple App Store shortly. The app is fully functional and includes an extensive unique database compilation using numerous sources. The full story is available on this link http://harborhouseapp.justecho.com/.

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The free app launched by Liz Claiborne Inc. is called “Love is not Abuse.” It has a digital dating abuse simulator that sends menacing text message and emails, allowing parents to experience abusive behavior for themselves, it also provides tips from top experts. “This is information that parents have right on their iPhone,” Croucher said. “Hopefully they will begin to discuss these situations, just like they discuss alcohol and drug abuse,” said Tina Croucher. They’re pushing for parents to download the free app on the heels of the recent death of Amanda Borsos who was shot and killed by her ex boyfriend before he turned the gun on himself.

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The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently released td411, a teen dating application for smartphones. According to CCADV Interim Director Karen Jarmoc, the free app has three major components: to provide teens with information on where to get help if they are in unhealthy or violent relationships; to provide guidance on what defines a healthy relationship; and to inform teens how to help a friend experiencing dating violence.

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Domestic Violence Information- What is it? What are the signs? How can I help? Whether you or someone you know is affected by Domestic Violence, this app could help.

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As Allegheny County’s rape crisis center, PAAR’s secure application allows users to directly contact PAAR for help or support. Professionals and individuals can make referrals, receive updated tips on prevention of sexual assault, and find out what can be done to help eliminate sexual violence.

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Life360 allows family members to keep track of one another through passive location tracking and active check-ins. Members can also send out panic alerts in the event of an emergency. Life360 is now processing more than 100 million location updates every day, more than any other family locator service.

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LGBTsupports App raises awareness by providing you the stories, campaigns and real time updates on events happening around the globe. Our collaboration with both large and small organizations will provide a diverse gathering of information from all aspects of the LGBT community. Second, the LGBTsupports App allows you to connect with the organizations in their regions for the purpose of seeking support, advice and guidance. You will find information on a wide scale of topics and be able to get in touch with the right organization in seconds.

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TranSquat is a gender-neutral bathroom finder for iPhone users that locates bathrooms that are gender free relative to the users current location. It uses the phone’s current GPS location to search, add and share nearby safe locations with other users.

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HumanWare is the leader in digital communication for deaf-blind people, introducing DBC, the first portable TTY and Face-to-Face solution in 2008. For the first time, a deaf-blind person had portability and independence to participate in TTY, text messaging and Face-to-Face conversations. With familiarity of a built in keyboard on a traditional cell phone, the sighted population had a very small learning curve to learn of this communication style. Now a deaf-blind person can use Bluetooth connectivity to pair their HumanWare Braille device to an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. HumanWare deaf-blind solutions break everyday communication down to its simplest form and will get everyone talking.

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