Students Duylam Nguyen Ngo (’13) and Ashutosh Priyadarshy (’12) developed WalkBack to increase safety on college campuses, especially for students walking home alone at night. WalkBack is a free mobile app that creates an instant mobile connection between friends by simply touching their phones together, after which each person is automatically notified when everyone arrives home. Colleges can also anonymously use the data collected from WalkBack to make informed decisions on student safety.
This award-winning app won the Student Startup Madness competition at the 2012 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, and the 2012 U.Va.-Darden Business Plan competition.
iPhone, iPad and iPod users, download WalkBack from the App Store here.