Reach an Emergency Contact By Disconnecting Your Headphones
Not Alone, an app made by Swedish high school students, allows user to send their location to family or police in case of danger
Not Alone allows users to discretely reach out to family members or the police in times of crisis by simply pulling the headphones out of their smartphone.
The app—which was created by five students in Uppsala, Sweden for an entrepreneurship class—is meant to be used in any situation where a user might feel unsafe.
Sara Juto, one of Not Alone’s creators, tells PSFK that she and her collaborators thought of the app after reading in their local newspaper about a rape victim who was trapped in an apartment by her attacker. They wanted to help others in similar situations, she adds: