MyDistress app gets new features
PETALING JAYA: Six months since its launch, the MyDistress mobile application has incorporated several new features.
Officer-in-charge of National Key Results Area for Selangor, Deputy Supt Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said a total of 65,759 users in the state have already installed the application on their smartphones.
“We have responded to 56 distress calls since the application was launched in August last year.
“However about one-third of these calls were false alarms,” he said.
He added that to address this, an update has been created for the MyDistress application.
“It will feature a Passcode Lock function to ensure users do not accidentally switch on the application.
“It will also have a Vehicle Profile function which allows users to key in the licence plate numbers of a vehicle in case of an emergency,” he said.
DSP Mohamed Mokhsein added that an Emergency Contact function would be added to allow police to alert next-of-kin in the event of an emergency.
He said there had been enquiries from Negri Sembilan, Malacca, Pahang, Perak and Johor, asking if the service would be extended beyond Selangor.
Convep Mobilogy chief executive officer Darren Pang , the creator of MyDistress, said the system has been developed to run nationwide.
“Our system should be able to support millions of users nationwide should the police decide to introduce the application in other states,” he said.
The MyDistress application is compatible with Android, Apple , Symbian and BlackBerry smartphone operating systems.
Those interested in downloading the application can visit https://mydistress.net