Guardians' safety app from Truecaller crosses one million downloads globally
India: Guardians, an app committed to personal safety owned and developed by True Software Scandinavia AB, the creators of Truecaller today announced exciting new updates and a significant milestone of 1 million downloads worldwide. The app is available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Among the million downloads, India accounts for 60% of the total.
After a successful launch in March this year and an encouraging response from users across the globe, Guardians now supports multiple languages including Hindi, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian. The app has received 4.5 stars rating on Google Play Store and is also typically amongst the top 10 apps in the Maps and Navigation category.
New Features to look out for: -
Satellite View - Users can now turn on satellite view and see a real map of Earth along with accurate topographical details. Just like the default map view, satellite imagery is also provided by Google. Users can switch between satellite and default views from Profile > Advanced.
Location-based alerts - With this feature, the app will allow users to mark their most frequent places like their home, school or workplace. These locations can be their safe space and whenever someone moves out of this ‘safe’ place, the Guardians can be notified of the same.
In the next few updates to the app, users will be allowed to automate things too, such as automatically start location sharing when one leaves Home, thus further saving the battery.
Activity Based Alerts: This feature is opt-in, so users will have to specifically enable it if they want to use it. Activity Based Alerts are based on your activity and use Android's Activity Recognition API. The Guardians app will soon be able to trigger and send notifications when you start walking or driving. It will also be able to trigger sharing of alerts based on speed, such as when you start walking/running or driving faster than 50km/h.
After developing an app that protects people in their digital lives, Truecaller has committed to real-world safety. As a brand, we are ready to work with local government officials to keep everyone and their loved ones safe. Guardians is a free download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Guardians will never share any personal information with any third-party apps for commercial use, including our very own Truecaller app. This is our commitment to personal safety.
Guardians is an app for personal safety, owned and developed by True Software Scandinavia AB, makers of Truecaller. Truecaller is an essential part of everyday communication for over 280 million active users globally, with more than half a billion downloads since launch. Guardians is free, available globally, works seamlessly on both mobile platforms and is designed with personal safety and ease-of-use in mind. True Software Scandinavia AB is
headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Atomico and Kleiner Perkins.