Olalashe is a location-aware distress alerting mobile application. With the push of a button, users in trouble can send a preset SMS or Email alert that includes their location to all their In-Case of Emergency contacts.
With Olalashe, users can send an alert from their mobile device if they encounter an emergency situation.
Olalashe won First Prize in the Social category of the 2011 Android Developer Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa. Software like Olalashe can increase people’s sense of security and enable them get help faster when they need it. In the future, communities such as neighborhood watches or community policing may form around applications like this.
- Official Google Africa Blog: It’s Time! Android Developer Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa Winners
- The Nairobi Star: Real life needs inspire Kenya’s winning apps