15 Jan '13, 4am

Failed kidnap incident inspires mobile safety app Watch Over Me #startups #apps

Failed kidnap incident inspires mobile safety app Watch Over Me #startups #apps

Chin Xin-ci, co-founder of mobile personal safety app, Watch Over Me, has a story to share. Back in May 2012, Xin-ci was the talk of the town after nearly being abducted in her own car. Her Facebook note detailing how she escaped from the ordeal of being restrained in her own car by two men spread like wildfire, with over 50,000 shares. The incident took place at the multi-storey car park of The Curve, a shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur, that she frequents. “Given what happened to previous similar cases, I know I would have been sexually assaulted and killed if I did not escape in time,” she shared. She suffered from depression for months after the incident, and it dawned upon her that many women take safety for granted, especially in familiar surroundings. “Safety is a concept that does not exist, especially for urban women. Almost every woman has the experience of callin...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2013/01/15/failed-kidnap-incident-inspires-...

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