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  1. Oleg.Derevenetz's Avatar
    Good idea.
    09-23-2014 11:51 AM
  2. wpfanboy17's Avatar
    Like the idea..
    09-23-2014 12:00 PM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Please get this app published ASAP. Chuck Norris is a personal friend who knows I frequent the forums. He has been bugging me non-stop. He wants the app to help him find more bad guys for some *** kicking. He's pretty much used up the ones close by.
    09-23-2014 03:36 PM
  4. Vitaliy Radovanski's Avatar
    What a brilliant idea! Bravo!

    Like, as soon as you get into some criminal area, your iPhone starts sending you those push notifications, you take it out of your poket and all the criminals around see - whoa, a new iPhone!
    They will be the first ones to promote that app I suppose.

    Yet if you still plan to develop it - I suggest you use the QuickBlox backend to send the notifications - it's free and easy to use. Good luck.
    09-24-2014 08:04 AM
  5. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    It's for Windows, first of all.

    Secondly, it wouldn't just make a ping sound, it would actually tell you you're in a dangerous area by speaking. No need to remove the phone from your pocket.
    09-24-2014 02:34 PM
  6. kwright62's Avatar
    This was a project that was completed at Microsoft but not released as a result of complaints that it was racist.

    Sign me up to test, buy and sell your app. My advice is that you base it on a national data base that is recognized as a "reference" and allow the user to select a level of crime they would like to be notified about. If you allow the user to specify the level that they are alerted to you can't be pursued by anyone crying foul.

    Please keep us updated.

    Many thanks,

    Ken
    09-24-2014 08:51 PM
  7. mikeycl's Avatar
    Not so sure it is such a good idea.

    Some poor sap walking down the street. 'My phone is vibrating wonder what that could be'
    Pulls out phone reads notification - Caution! you are now entering a known high crime area
    During all this someone see the poor sap pull out his phone to look at and see's an easy victim they up and grab the phone and then leg it away.

    If you're gonna try and do that kinda of thing you really should have it provide advance warning. So setup a perimeter of 100-200 Metres around each zone warning the app owner that if they continue in certain directions they'll be heading into a known area. Maybe have it show a map with a red zone marking the area with a yellow zone surrounding it highlighting the perimeter used by the app and a marker showing present location.
    09-25-2014 05:48 AM
  8. davidofmidnight's Avatar
    Some poor sap walking down the street. 'My phone is vibrating wonder what that could be'
    Pulls out phone reads notification - Caution! you are now entering a known high crime area
    During all this someone see the poor sap pull out his phone to look at and see's an easy victim they up and grab the phone and then leg it away.
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    I think it's pretty much assumed that everyone is walking around with a phone and people will be taking them out at various points for various reasons. So I don't see that as an argument against something like this.
    09-25-2014 01:44 PM
  9. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I think it's pretty much assumed that everyone is walking around with a phone and people will be taking them out at various points for various reasons. So I don't see that as an argument against something like this.
    Besides who would want to mug someone for a windows phone. MS can't even give them away.
    09-26-2014 03:31 PM
  10. neo158's Avatar
    Besides who would want to mug someone for a windows phone. MS can't even give them away.
    Why are you still here if you hate Windows Phone so much?
    09-26-2014 03:53 PM
  11. badcat's Avatar
    Why are you still here if you hate Windows Phone so much?
    Because he must hate us too...
    09-26-2014 04:03 PM
  12. MikeyBan's Avatar
    Think I'll set my neighborhood up as one of these to keep all the idiots away.
    09-26-2014 04:06 PM
  13. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Why are you still here if you hate Windows Phone so much?
    When MS apps on Android and Apple run circles around its own WP apps, You know something is wrong. Get out while you can. It's the Fall of Saigon all over again.
    09-26-2014 04:28 PM
  14. neo158's Avatar
    When MS apps on Android and Apple run circles around its own WP apps, You know something is wrong. Get out while you can. It's the Fall of Saigon all over again.
    That doesn't answer my question, why are you still here if you hate Windows Phone so much?
    09-26-2014 04:31 PM
  15. herbertsnow's Avatar
    That doesn't answer my question, why are you still here if you hate Windows Phone so much?
    No hate, just very very disappointed.
    09-26-2014 04:37 PM
  16. kwright62's Avatar
    Any progress on this project? It is a great idea that would make out lives safer.
    11-08-2014 12:31 AM
  17. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Any progress on this project? It is a great idea that would make out lives safer.
    I just hope the developer isn't recovering from a mugging due to a bug in initial testing.
    11-08-2014 08:33 AM
  18. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    I apoligize for the lack of progress recently, but i've been having trouble finding a source for the data - it appears that American crime data isn't granular enough for use in this kind of application. I'm still looking, but the project is on hold until I find a way to get data that will work as I expect it to.
    11-10-2014 11:52 AM
  19. bc1967's Avatar
    I apoligize for the lack of progress recently, but i've been having trouble finding a source for the data - it appears that American crime data isn't granular enough for use in this kind of application. I'm still looking, but the project is on hold until I find a way to get data that will work as I expect it to.
    I've been thinking of doing something similar, especially after just seeing there was another smash and grab robbery in Chicago this morning, this time a Neiman Marcus on the Mag Mile. Of course it would help if I knew something about app development in the first place. I'm a long way from doing this, if ever.

    There is an app like this in the Play Store, but it's for Australia. They must have a reliable, consistently updated data source.

    Anyway, I wish you luck.
    12-10-2014 06:51 AM
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