The I've-Been-Violated app is the first app of its kind to allow a victim of sexual assault to confidentially record contemporaneous evidence (with video and audio) of an incident. The evidence is double-encrypted and stored offline. The app also, utilizing geo-coding technology, stores information about where the user was when he or she recorded the video. As a legal safeguard, the video record that the user creates is only available through appropriate authorities (legal, health, school) or by court order and is never directly available to the user.
Steps to Run the I've-Been-Violated App: 1. Get to a Safe Place: As soon as possible, get to a safe location before starting the app. 2. Activated and Run the App: Turn on the app and being to tell your story by following the on-screen instructions. The app will prompt you on what to say while recording video and audio. 3. Recording Encrypted & Stored: An encrypted record of your story is created and stored for future retrieval through the proper channels (not available directly to the user). 4. Authorities Access Evidence: When you are ready to do so, contact the appropriate authorities and they can access the video recording. The fact that it was recorded contemporaneously with the violation helps a victim's credibility be maintained.