Flipkart’s SOS app for delivery staff- “Nanjunda”

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For the safety of their field staff or “Wishmasters”, e-commerce giant Flipkart launched “Project Nanjunda” that enables them to raise an alarm in case of an emergency or crises.

The venture has been named after “Wishmaster” Nanjunda Swamy, who was found murdered in Vijayanagar recently.

“Over the days following the demise of Wishmaster Nanjunda Swamy, our teams have worked relentlessly to deliver this feature in less than a month in order to ensure our field staff is safe while on their delivery trips,” said CEO of Flipkart, Nitin Seth in a statement.

The Wishmasters’ mobile phones will be equipped with an app that features an SOS button, called “Nanjunda”.

During an emergency or crises, a field executive can trigger an SOS by pressing the “Nanjunda” button which sends SMS and email notifications, alerting the hub-in-charge and closest field executives.

It requires only mobile network connectivity to operate this feature, thus making it effective virtually at any place within India, the organization said.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk

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