Spider App - Android Mobile Application

In today’s world we cannot imagine anything without information and technology. As a prime service delivery agency to the citizens, we police are yet to deeply use ICT in the process of service delivery and response. We as a grass root level agency, our interaction is with common citizens that too when they are in difficult situations. To add to the boosting measures, we launched Android Application for the general public, named “SPIDER APP“ , first time in the history of Kerala Police, to use it for.

Ernakulam Rural Police has launched the Spider-App Mobile Application on Saturday, 13th March 2015

The mobile application would be available on Android platforms and is a communication bridge between Public and Ernakulam Rural Police. One of the main features of the application is that the users can report incidents of crime or law violations in a single touch and the report would automatically contain the location information of the user. The application has provision to add photographs as proofs if users wish to do that. Another important feature is the option for Online Status Check of petitions, where users can know the status of their petitions by entering respective petition number. Users are also aided with emergency contacts information of Ernakulam rural police, which users can dial on a single touch. They could also see traffic fines and regulations. Ernakulam rural police can reach the public with notifications and news items through this application.

The application was developed as a part of Social Development Project (SDP) of Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP), of IIM Kozhikode. The project team was led by Ernakulam Rural SP Yathish Chandra GH IPS from department side and Prof Satish Krishnan from IIM K side. Prof Priya Nair Rajeev and Prof Anubha Shekhar Sinha guided the SDP program. The team had students, Antony TM, Banarji B, Geo Joe Mathew, Nirmal Sajo Thomas and Renjith Viswanath from EPGP 2013-2015 batch of Kochi Campus of IIMK. Infofac Consultancy, a startup firm at Kochi Infopark, gave technical assistance for the application development.

Spider-App of Ernakulam Rural Police can be downloaded from Play Store of any Android Mobile Phones, by typing the word " Spider Police"

Usage of Spider App

Receives Security Watch India- Award- 2015
  • Checking the status of their petition online
  • Complaining to the police online with a real-time photo and coordinates for the location
  • Confirming the MV petty fines
  • Emergency contact numbers

Considering the infrastructure and technological constraints we are striving hard to introduced new up gradations to the SPIDER system in that direction. No system is flawless, but we believe that by the use of ICT at every stages, the flaws and loopholes can be minimized and make the system more effective in the service delivery

SWI Award- 2015

Spider App of Ernakulam Rural Police has got Security Watch India - Award- 2015 in the category of " Innovative use of ICT for public safety & security"