150 000 South Africans have downloaded Namola, the free crime response app that helps users receive emergency assistance and #gethelpfast. The app was also recently recognised as the Social Betterment App of the Year in the annual Stuff Awards.
Once activated, Namola allows users to share their GPS coordinates, name and nature of the emergency with a 24/7 response call centre that can verify incident details and assist in the rapid deployment of the correct emergency responders
“The feedback that we have been receiving from users of Namola has been fantastic and has enabled Namola’s ongoing growth as the most downloaded safety app in the country,” says Warwick Scott-Rodger, executive head of Namola sponsor Dialdirect.
Namola encourages its users to test the Namola App, not only to see the response time, but also to ensure that they are ready to use it in an emergency.
“A safe South Africa is only possible when working together: government, business and communities,” says Namola CEO Peter Matthaei . “The public’s encouragement and constructive feedback means the world to our team, as we keep on building and strengthening a safety network across South Africa.”