Students from Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has developed Spider, a new mobile application that can act as a communication bridge between Ernakulum Rural Police and the public. The app will be launched at Aluva on 13th March by the Minister of Home and Vigilance, Ramesh Chennithala.
The mobile app will be available on the android platform. One of the key features of this application is that the users can report the incidence of crime or violations of law by a single touch of a smartphone. The report would automatically contain the information of the location of the user.
The application also has provisions to add photographs, as evidence, if the users wish to do so. Another key feature of the application is that there is an option for checking the status of the petitions online by entering the appropriate petition number.
Users are also aided with emergency contact information of the Ernakulam Rural Police, which they can dial on a single touch. They can see important rules regarding traffic fines, regulations etc. in the application. Ernakulam Rural Police can reach the public with notifications and news items through this application, as well.
The application was developed as a part of the Social Development Project (SDP) of the Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK). The project team was led by the Ernakulam Rural SP, Yathish Chandra GH IPS. It was mentored by Professor Satish Krishnan of IIMK. Professor Anubha Shekhar Sinha and Professor Priya Nair Rajeev of IIMK are the coordinators of the SDP programme. The team consisted of students of EPGP 2013-2015 batch of IIMK Kochi Campus viz. Antony TM, Banarji B, Geo Joe Mathew, Nirmal Sajo Thomas and Renjith Viswanath.