Watch Over Me is a personal safety app that aims to protect you by tracking your journey via GPS for a specified time frame. If you fail to check in safely at the end of the specified period, the app automatically sends out a notification to your emergency contacts with your location on a map.

This innovative personal safety app aims to compete with standard panic-button apps, which are inconvenient to pull up and fumble with when one encounters a crisis. TechNode caught up with Watch Over Me co-founder Chin Xin-ci earlier this week after Watch Over Me won the SWELL Innovation Award at GMIC Beijing  to find out more about the origins of the company and its future plans.

At the pitch for the SWELL Innovation Awards, Chin shared with the audience about how her high-profile attack and kidnapping experience in Kuala Lumpur in 2012 (which she thankfully managed to escape from minutes after the encounter occurred) inspired her to co-found Watch Over Me, with the aim of helping to protect people, primarily women, from such crimes and attacks that often catch people off guard.

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