October 25, 2021

Meet The Founder Whose App Could Help Track Racial Incidents And Missing Black People

A Black veteran has developed an app, Anjel Tech, that could help track racial incidents and contribute to helping find missing people of color using live stream video and location sharing capabilities.

Anjel Tech, founded by James Samuel, Jr, sends information to loved ones in real-time – providing them with the exact location the video was taken from.

The app, which claims to share the data “discretely”, has been described as having the potential to decrease the number of dangerous incidents young Black people often face and give their families peace of mind.

On its website – it says it was created because too many “African-American mothers (in particular) are losing their sons and daughters to senseless (and preventable) violence.”

The app can be downloaded on the Apple Store and Google Play

How does the app work?

James Samuel, Jr: “When activated, the ANJEL Tech app sends a live stream of the incident and alerts with GPS directions to the person’s location to the loved ones specified by you. This way, loved ones can be there in an instant or send help to your location.  The app is also discreet so that any person in need can quietly ask for help without an aggressor noticing. This could be helpful for anyone in a potentially dangerous situation, like a domestic violence incident.

“The app automatically saves the audio and footage that could be used later as evidence.  What makes this unique is the video and audio are kept secure and accessible in the “cloud,” unlike police cams that can be edited or deleted.”

How to set up the app?

You download the app from the Google and Apple store and then you register. You then get a one-time password to securely enter the actual app. You then pay for a plan – an individual plan, two-person plan, a three-person plan, or a family plan. The prices range from $4.99 to $9.99.

You can then create a ‘streamer’ – also known as the people that will watch your videos. These are the friends and family that will watch your lives stream. This would mean if you were ever in a difficult or dangerous position you can record a racial incident directly from the app and it can be instantly viewed by your friends and family and kept as evidence – giving them the opportunity to also share the footage.

They can also click on the ‘location feature’ which can bring up a map, which shows where exactly the video was streamed and at what time.

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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