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A new iPhone app is being launched to help women deal with harassment in public spaces.  The mobile phone app will be used to capture the user’s location and an image of the harasser.  Once used, an email will be sent to the participant asking for an account of the experience.  The application links to a dynamic mapping system so that photos and experiences submitted by participants can be pooled together to help paint a clearer picture of the scale of the problem of street harassment.

Hollaback (first launched in 2005 in New York City as a blog) is creating a unified reporting system via geo-mapping that can be scaled globally.   The information (more…)

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iPhoneThe development of applications for mobile devices has been on the rise over the past few months in Edinburgh universities and Scotland in general. The main reason for that is the increase in the population of mobile devices: iPhone, Palm Pre, Nokia Exx & Nxx, BlackBerries, etc. At the moment, the two main platforms are Apple’s iPhone App Store and the Google’s Android Market. Other manufacturers are working on their own platforms too: BlackBerry’s App World, Nokia’s Ovi Store, or Palm’s App platform; these are either not ready or not as appealing as the first two (lack of demand for applications, smaller number of users, no interoperability etc). (more…)

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