SnapMail app could have prevented this Rape
An article in today’s Irish Independent newspaper prompted me to write my first piece here on Medium. (Link to article below.)
In summary, a 17 year girl was walking home late one night last week in Co Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, when she was approached by a man. She spoke to him for a few minutes. It is understood that the man then dragged the young woman to a green area and subjected her to what an Irish police source described as “a most violent” rape.
We launched a FREE mobile phone app called SnapMail a few months ago PRECISELY to protect against this. (Apologies if the capital letters come across as shouting but we feel really strong about this.) The app basically converts your mobile phone into a personal security device.
How does SnapMail protect against Rape?
It’s very simple, and very clever (even if we say so ourselves). With SnapMail you press one button (‘Take SnapMail Photo’) and does two things:
- It takes a photo of an attacker and e-mails this photo to you.
- It securely stores this photo in your private account on the SnapMail website.
No-one will attack you if their photo has been captured at the scene of a potential crime. All SnapMail photos have a time and date stamp, as well as a precise GPS location of where the photo was taken. ‘You can’t have an alibi if you’ve just been SnapMailed.’
For $2.99 per month, the SnapMail app will even do a THIRD thing after you press the ‘Take SnapMail Photo’ button. It will send an SOS text message and e-mail to 5 of your Friends warning them that you are in trouble. How brilliant is that? The paid-for, or premium version of the app is called SnapMail Emergency and you can upgrade to this any time after you have downloaded the free app.
We know the SnapMail app won’t work if you are ‘jumped’ by someone unexpectedly. But it will work in thousands of situations where you have 5 seconds to photograph the attacker. Think of an elderly person answering a knock at the door or an estate agent showing someone around a house.
OR, think about this poor 17 year old girl in Cork who could have prevented this horrific rape if she had her mobile phone primed as soon as she felt vulnerable.
SnapMail is available on both Apple iOS phones and Android Google Play phones. (It does not work on tablets, such as iPads.)
Click here to download SnapMail for FREE. It could save your life.