Nov. 14, 2012
-- About CanvasM
CanvasM Technologies Limited is a leading player in the mobile VAS space, focused on developing and deploying VAS solutions, applications and platforms for organizations across the globe. We specialize in end-to-end enabling of solutions with managed services. By bringing together content, technology and device expertise, we ensure an enhanced digital experience to customers of telcos, media houses and enterprises.
CanvasM Technologies is Tech Mahindra’s wholly owned specialized VAS unit formed in 2006 and is a part of the US $14.4 billion Mahindra Group. With the acquisition of Mahindra Satyam by Tech Mahindra, CanvasM leverages the integration capabilities of Tech Mahindra along with the IT and consulting experience of Mahindra Satyam.About Fight Back
With safety of women becoming a major concern, especially in the metros, mobile value added services player CanvasM has come up with a solution that aims to help them in case of danger.
"The application -- Fight Back -- integrates mobile, SMS and social networking to help in women in times of need. It enables a person to reach out to the right people in case they fear for their safety,". In case of sensing danger, the woman can use the application, which then sends out an SMS and an email to five pre-configured numbers.
The application is currently available for Android, Blackberry, Java and Symbian devices and will soon be launched for Apple iPhones and Windows-based handsets. While the SMS states the last known location of the user in text format, the email message includes a URL (website link) to a map, in which the location from where the person sent out the SOS message can been seen. It also have a panic button. In case of urgency, when the button is pressed, an SOS is sent to the server, which automatically sends SMSes and Emails pre registered numbers so that help can arrive as soon as possible,".
The application is also integrated with social networking site Facebook as well. The user can choose for help/location alerts to be shown on their Facebook Wall as well. This increases the chances of people seeing the notification and coming for help. "