Need exists for
lerting systems that can help individuals seek
in case of
or insecure situations. Ease of use, ease of activation and discreteness of operation
are of utmost i
mportance for those systems
smart phones/mobile devices with
advanced interfaces and sensors makes them best candidates to cater to such needs.
xAlert is a safety alerting mobile application that can be used by any one in emergency,
insecure, sensitive or life threatening situations
to alert family members and/or security officials,
with minimal user effort/input for activation.
advanced technologies like speech
recognition, Near Field Communication (NFC) as well as conventional Graphical User Interface
to initiate t
he alerts during needy situations
messages are sent to
one or multiple
in the form of phone calls, emails
, facebook postings,
and text messages
eographical positional information
to help quick
location of the
Eclipse Integrated Development Environment with Android
Development Toolkit. The minimum Android SDK API level
Java development Kit level 1.6
and SQLite database 3.7.10.
The application is compatib
le with NFC enabled phones; Ice Cream
Sandwich or Jelly Bean
versions of Android
Users need to download,
on their device and activate by clicking on the xAlert icon.
From Contacts menu users can
customize the set up.
is completed and
User testing of
by several end
is completed and the feedback is very positive.
In summary, xAlert fulfills all the design
goals and is ready to serve the intended purpose of
the safety of the public