Students develop app to prevent theft of smartphones while charging

Students develop app to prevent theft of smartphones while charging

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-08-29 11:00 Mysuru: Students of GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women have developed an app to prevent theft of smartphones.The app ‘Plug Me Not’ triggers an alarm if anyone other than the owner tries to unplug the phone while being charged. The app comes in handy especially during travelling when passengers regularly charge their phones in public places.The brains behind this useful and innovative app are Amtul Sadiya Serwari, K Jannavi and KM Kamarunnisa. The students demonstrated the app at "Code Igniter-2016", a national level coding competition organised by GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women in collaboration with Computer Society of India (CSI).Speaking about the app, Amtul Sadiya Serwari said, “When an unknown person tries to steal the smartphone, our app protects it by ringing an alarm. The cell is plugged to a charger and if unauthorised people try to unplug and steal the phone, an alarm is initiated. Only the owner can stop the alarm through password,” she said.More than 300 engineering students from more than dozen engineering college of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra are participating in the competition.