Microsoft today released a nifty App for its Windows Phone 8 devices. Called the Guardian, this is a one button security App and has specifically been released for India. Guardians features are quite similar to the iOS Track my iPhone and Android Android Device Manager where you can remotely track your Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720 and other Windows Phone 8 run devices. Guardian like the above apps, lets you control your Windows Phone Devices remotely and in addition has a special SOS button to take your care in a dire emergent situation which makes it a whole new ballpark App.
The Guardian uses Microsoft Windows Azure cloud solution and the Bing Maps API to let anyone you wish track your movements for which you have to enable the 'Track Me' feature. This way, you can enable the Track Me feature in the smart phone of your loved ones, childrens or elderly and get to know the precise location they are at. Additionally you can also place a call with a build in one touch SOS button. You can use this to connect a host of emergency services like the Police, Hospitals, Ambulance and other help.
The Guardian App has been developed by the Microsoft India Employees in the Microsoft Garage. The Microsoft Garage is an initiative within the company on a global level and allows employees to explore ideas and do ideations out of the box.
You can add multiple contacts to the SOS list. The SOS button will contact them in case of emergency situations. The fine thing about the App is that the contact can opt out of the SOS service if he/she desires. Another additional feature is that the SOS messages will be beamed continuously even if something untoward happens to your or your phone is destroyed. The SOS button will also send emails and post on your private Facebook Groups so that your SOS gets maximum priority.
And in case you are in some sort of crime scene or being attacked, the Guardian turns on the one touch video recording button which records everything in the camera range and can be used as evidence later either by you or by the authorities.
You can download this must have App for your Windows Phone 8 run devices like Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720 etc and use it for protecting yourself and your costly device. To download the App visit the Windows Phone Store here.
Really a plus one for the Microsoft guys for convegring the mobile safety and your safety together into a single App. Apple and Google now have something to think on their own hands.