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  • Configuration screen with three options
  • Main screen with a large blue button in the center
  • Screen showing an emergency launched with a large button in the center of red
  • Screen showing the exchange of messages

What does it consist of:

June 2018

 

Locate2 is an app for emergencies, threats, abuse, bulling, harassment, robberies, assaults, kidnapping, etc. that connects the user with their friends, family, protectors in these cases and in real time. By pressing an alarm button, the app starts recording the audio and sends it along with the location to the mobile number you configure. 

The website where all the information can be found is www.localiza2.es and it is a development of the Technical Department of the Andalusian Center for Studies.

 

Warranty and support

Through the web www.localiza2.es/manual-de-uso/ there is a contact form, a user manual and a frequently asked questions section. 

 

Price

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Technical verification:

Highlights: 

  • Two-way sending of notices, SMS and E-mail.
  • To be able to configure two simultaneous receivers of the notices.
  • Sending the file with the environment's audio.

Improvement points: 

  • Have a direct access that makes it easy to open the application.

 

The application has been tested for two weeks. When installing it, there is a configuration tutorial in which you have to establish a username and password to protect the configuration, enter personal data and finally fill in the telephone and email information to which notifications are sent in cases of emergency.

 

     

Configuration screen

 

     

Home Screen

 

    

Screen with emergency started

 

In an emergency, we have to open the application and press the button that appears in the center of the screen for 3 seconds. By doing so, the application will begin to record the sound and send notices with the recording and location by email and optionally an SMS alert to the people we have configured in Notices. These notices will be sent every 20 seconds with the new position and the file with the recording, which occupies a little less than 1MB. Something very positive is that even if we close the application, it will continue to send the warning messages, as long as we do not press the button to stop sending again. A recommendation for improvement, which could be useful, would be to incorporate a widget type shortcut or access from the notification bar. That would make it easier to open the application in an emergency situation.

If you do not have an Internet connection, a notice appears informing you that you will only send messages via SMS. When the Internet connection is reestablished, the sending via email is automatically resumed.

Battery consumption is very low and does not affect the autonomy of the terminal.

An improvement recommendation, which could be useful, would be to incorporate a widget type shortcut or access from the notification bar. That would make it easier to open the application in an emergency situation.

The tests have been carried out with a mobile phone with Android 5.1 operating system

 

                                      

  • User experience: 4 5 on.
    4
    This criterion is linked to the user's assessment of the product or application
  • Technical benefits: 5 5 on.
    5
    Description of the quality of the technical specifications of the technological solution
  • Accessibility: 3 5 on.
    3
    It is the degree to which people can use or access a product, technological solution or service, regardless of their technical, cognitive or physical capabilities

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