Help Start Jacob's House

Jacob's House - a child safety app

Hello,  my name is Sharika Soal and I am in the process of creating an app that is designed to dial 911 with a pre recorded message for individuals who are in situations where talking to a dispatcher is not safe or possible 

The app is called Jacobs house and is dedicated to my son who was in a situation where the adults around him illegally kept him from being able to report he had been sexually assaulted.  When my child told me this it stuck with me and so I want to give back what I could not provide and will always regret and that is a lifeline and a voice 

The app will be designed as a normal social media app and the demographic is for teens and poor communities. It will work with Wifi so no phone service is necessary. The purpose and main function of the app is upon registering with the app the human makes a pre-recorded message that is stored on a server. The human will state their name age and address and school and that they are not safe and need to be checked on. This technology will greatly reduce teens being trafficked without a trace as the app will work with Geo-Tagging and record location of the owner even after being thrown away and the recorded message will always be the first point of evidence. 

911 is alerted and hears the recorded message on a loop so that it will cut down on hours of not realizing the child or human was in danger. Any donation would be greatly appreciated as I have secured an able and highly skilled web developer

Costs For Android App

● The android app and server setup will cost USD 2500 as a one time development cost.
● Android ecosystem is vast and so many different devices come with very different
android implementations and updates which forces significant time that needs to be put
into testing and maintenance of android apps. Servers also need regular updates and
maintenance. So I expect 10 hours of maintenance at USD 20 per hour per month once
the app is published to the store. That is USD 200 per month.
● Servers need to be leased at a per month cost that varies on amount of usage but there
needs to be minimal cost to deliver decent quality to even 1 user. The expected cost is
about USD 50 per month.
  • Mark Sprengel 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Thomas Garrett 
    • $35 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Kristin Homolka 
    • $35 
    • 33 mos
  • Ken Duff 
    • $55 
    • 34 mos
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Sharika Soal 
Twentynine Palms, CA
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