Citizen App puts the power in the hands of people to respond to emergencies, and with the data to keep us safe. The company was developed as a response to the increasing frequency and severity of weather-related disasters such as floods and wildfires and the continued threat of terrorism.
The system utilizes the power of sensors and aggregates this data with aggregated safety and public service data to help businesses and communities take action to safeguard their people. Andrew Frame: The app was born out of my personal experience and the realization that for a citizen of a developed society to be safe, it’s often going to require that citizens begin to take a larger role in their safety.
It’s one of the fastest-growing location-based apps, and how it works is it has a lot of data in it that, when coupled with GPS, helps the user find open locations, available shelter, and the closest available ambulance or 911. The reaction to this kind of information is not dissimilar from when Uber launched its car-booking app. It was a new technology, so people wondered how they would use it and felt that something had changed in their lives.
If you build technology for the general public, you must maintain user privacy. But even if you are making technology for highly sensitive groups, for example, the LGBT community, there is already a lot of privacy anxiety. Andrew Frame’s app is now used by more than seven million people in 25 cities across the U.S.
Frame: My father was a computer engineer, and there were all these crazy adventures that I was exposed to while he was in the company, and then he started getting a little more into robotics and sensors. I was exposed to all of those things, and then I started building little robots for him and the company. Refer to this article for more information.
Learn more about Frame on https://medium.com/@andrewframe