A 16-year-old Indian-American girl in Herndon, Virginia, Medha Gupta developed an app called Safe Travel.
She got the inspiration from her mother who had suggested Medha to invent a unique app which could help her get back home easily, as she was always scared to come home during dark winter evenings. Divya Gupta, her mother was actually unserious about the app but her daughter, took the challenge and successfully built it and even won the annual Congressional App Challenge.
She created an app that would help commuters travelling alone more secure. Medha Gupta said, “I knew I had a problem I needed to solve.” She generated an app called Safe Travel that would help travellers feel safe when travelling alone. Using their iPhone a person can program the app to send an SOS or an alert when they are in need.
The app can be used only on iOS software and is Medha Gupta’s first app. Her foundational effort captivated the judges for the annual Congressional App Challenge, who nominated her as the winner for Virginia’s 10th District.