Delhi Police to Relaunch Himmat Plus with New Features
After the fallout of the Himmat app twice, the Delhi Police has now upgraded its women’s safety app again, and is all set to relaunch it in the public. This app now aims at bringing all helpline numbers on one platform.
In just two years the app has had three launches, of which the last relaunch happened in April this year. But now the Delhi Police system has really gone into the nerves of the huge student community in the capital. They engaged students from the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology to come up with a better structure and fresh ideas for the app.
The student’s group also conducted a survey to study the failures of the app. On the student’s involvement in the process of upgrading the app, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said that the students are young and can give fresh ideas that can be incorporated in the latest version of the app, reported NDTV.
“The major clientele that we will be targeting is the student community, so the idea is to get their feedback. In all probability we will try to finalise it by the end of this month,” he added.
It has been reported that the students have brought to attention many inadequacies in the app and suggested changes for better and hassle-free viewing. People will also be able to reach multiple helpline numbers through this one app.
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Earlier, women had to register on the app time and again, which was tiresome and considered one of the drawbacks of the app. Another challenge was its promotional strategy, as a larger percentage of women never knew that the app existed. It has also been given a quirkier interface opposing to its earlier bland white background, making it even more difficult to read during sunlight.
“We are basically working out the issues and trying to make it more user-friendly. We took help of an independent agency to pool in their ideas so that we can ensure better service delivery,” added the officer.
The upgraded version will allow its users to test the app soon after installing it and people won’t even have to remember their passwords again and again to log in to the app.
As compared to earlier, now the registration process on the app has also been simplified and the field reduced from 13-14 to six.
The app will now be titled Himmat plus and is likely to be launched by the end of July.
“They are trying to make ‘Himmat’ app more comprehensive and available to the public and redesigning even the logo. It should be more appealing to the eye,” said Sanjay Beniwal, Special Commissioner of Police (Airport, Women Safety and Modernisation).
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