Women’s safety has become a hot topic in tech recently with stories of taxi drivers in India and other places making some ride-sharing services seem unsafe. In response to this, Ali Noorani created Bubble, a women’s safety app based in India.
With the app, friends, family, and worried parents can track people travelling alone, add a destination and ensure that they get there safe.
Working solo as the lead developer on the project, Ali has been using Sinch’s phone verification system in his iOS app, using SMS verification to ensure app users are genuine and own the number they claim to have. “I’m working on an Android version now and will be adding Flash Call once it is ready”.
Ali picked Sinch because of our tutorials and “straightforward” documentation. Plus, Sinch works really well with Parse which made made it easy to integrate into his apps backend. “I built the app and then added Sinch, but had originally planned to use Facebook authentication, but then realised that phone verification was a much better method.”
I also asked him what was the most challenging part to integrating Sinch, and he told me that “to be honest, it was very easy. There was no challenging part and the integration took around half an hour.”
In the coming months, Ali hopes to ship his Android version of the app, integrate with Google for better mapping, add voice calling from Sinch, add push notifications, and add more transportation features for users.
“Sinch is fantastic to be honest. I really like it”
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