After the successful journey of the Truecaller app that keeps spam away from our digital life, the company has introduced a new app Guardians to safeguard us in the physical environment. It took 15 months for the company’s Engineering Team to make this mind-blowing app.
Why Guardians App is Important?
Guardians came to existence when Truecaller thought to bring the digital version of the Truecaller app to the real world. The way Truecaller saves us from online frauds, scams, the Guardians will also provide the same safety in the real world.
The company is riding high on the success of Truecaller that has crossed a 200 million user base in India alone. Now, we the help of Guardians, the company is bringing the issue of women safety. With the help of the current app, it plans to make life safe in the cities.
We already have so many apps similar to Guardians. How it will make a difference? Answering this question, Alan Mamedi, CEO and Cofounder of Truecaller, said:
“There are probably hundreds of apps on the app stores for personal safety and location sharing. But none of them work in a way where you can involve your family, friends, the community at large and the authorities.”
How to Use Guardians?
Guardians provide a simple User Interface and easy setup. If you have an account on Truecaller, you can log in in Guardians app with a single click. If you are a new user, your mobile number will be verified through secret OTP or miss call on your mobile.
Truecaller gives special preference to the user privacy. In this app also, it has asked for three necessary permissions:
1. Location to safeguard you
2. Contacts to select and invite your guardians
3. Permission to show your status to your selected guardians.
Guardians want to tell its users that it will never share any data with third parties. It will also not use the customer data for commercial purposes. We at Guardians are committed to user safety.
With the help of the Guardians app, you can select the contacts with whom you want to share your location. If you are not comfortable sharing the locations, you can stop the process anytime. You can also select guardians with whom you want to share location permanently. Sharing location for a particular trip is also available. In case of emergency, you can simply press the emergency button and all your guardians will receive the message about your location.
Different modes available in the App
Emergency mode: in this mode, your guardians will keep track of your location. In case of emergency, Guardians will provide you the necessary help. The company is also planning to add a volunteer guardians option in the future. You will also be in touch with a local law enforcement agency for quick help.
Normal Mode: the app will run in the background and will share location at a certain interval to save mobile battery.
You can download Guardians through the app store or play store freely. It doesn’t have any subscription plans. It also provides ads-free experience to the users.