Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Enquirer.
Written by Cameron Knight.
A local entrepreneur hopes to fight crime utilizing the same smartphone technology that allows people to get a ride home or find a date.
After seeing the emails from the University of Cincinnati sent to his wife updating students about crime in the area, David Groomes decided that the answer to this problem was sitting in the palm of his hand.
“I said, ‘I’m going to develop something that if someone is in need, people in that area will have the option to go and make sure everything is OK,’ ” Groomes, of Over-the-Rhine, said.
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Originally published October 26, 2015.