Shakti Button initiative of Himachal Pradesh Police in association with National Informatics Centre, Himachal Pradesh is meant to help citizen (women in particular) who are in distress and need help while in Himachal Pradesh.
The app provides mechanism to set up to three emergency contacts to the app user from the device's contact list.
User has to set home district where the user ordinarily resides, draft emergency message of up to 110 characters and choose emergency contacts.
Whenever in distress the user can shake the phone, throw it or can also use the RED SHAKTI Button available on the main screen to send alert.
The app sends SMS containing user's GPS coordinates to the Poilce district control room as well as to the selected emergency contacts. The app also starts audio and video recording on the device.
The app also provides helpline numbers set up by the state/central government to help citizen. The app is available in both English and Hindi.