The White House has challenged developers to develop apps that help prevent abuse. The announcement at Challenge.gov is called Apps Against Abuse.
The challenge: Vice President Biden and Secretary Sebelius are honored to announce a challenge that encourages the development of applications that provide college students and young adults with the tools to help prevent dating violence and sexual assault. The application envisioned will offer individuals a way to connect with trusted friends in real-time to prevent abuse or violence from occurring. While the application will serve a social function of helping people stay in touch with their friends, it will also allow friends to keep track of each other’s whereabouts and check in frequently to avoid being isolated in vulnerable circumstances.
Information about the challenge, the prizes, the judges, and details for how to enter are all at the above URL.