Leelou is marketed as an ‘immediate personal protection’ app that connects a user, or Dependent, with their trusted contacts. When the Dependent adds their trusted contacts to the app, those contacts receive a link to download the app.
Up to 5 contacts can be selected as Guardians. When the Dependent presses the emergency Leelou SOS button, the Guardians will receive a sound alert to their device within 15 seconds containing the GPS location of where the alert was activated, and streamed/recorded audio from the Dependent’s device.
The app can also be used for day-to-day contact between the Dependent and their contacts.
The app’s interactive dashboard includes icons to access the SOS button (to alert ‘Guardians’), Police alert, ‘AIA’ mode (a precautionary personal safety function, designed as a tribute to Aiia Masarwe, that can be preempted by victims when they feel vulnerable), and ‘World Map’ (GPS location).
**Please note that the Leelou Development Team have indicated that Leelou is looking to release a fixed version which is significantly different to the app currently available in the App Store now. A full retest would be required and an update will be posted here once that version has been reviewed.**