MyDistress app a hit with 23,800 downloads
PETALING JAYA: The MyDistress emergency application has been a hit with smartphone users.
Since the announcement by Selangor police last week, a total of 23,857 people have downloaded the application to their smartphones.
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah, however, said no authentic distress alerts have been reported so far.
He was of the view the application was not likely to be abused as most smartphone users were educated.
Since March, police have been testing the application, which is capable of transmitting the GPS coordinates of any person who has installed it in his smartphone once the distress signal is activated.
DCP Tun Hisan said currently, the application could be used within the Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Serdang, Gombak, Ampang Jaya, Kajang, Klang and Shah Alam police districts.
Meanwhile, he said during the one-week period coinciding with the Hari Raya and school holidays, robberies in Selangor were down with 30 daytime house break-ins reported, compared to 65 cases during the same period last year.