Washington, DC — Meet James A. Samuel, Jr., founder and CEO of a new app called ANJEL Tech that allows users to immediately began live streaming and transmitting footage to their family members when they are in any type of dangerous situation. The app, developed by a DC-based Black-owned company, appeals to the African American community because of what has been happening across the nation in regards to police brutality. However, the app can also be used to alert loved ones of other personal safety issues such as domestic abuse, elderly abuse, etc.
James has over 30 years of federal experience working for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has worked as an engineer, an F-15 fighter pilot, and an Intelligence Analyst. He says that he came up with the idea to develop the app to help prevent and minimize personal and community security issues that often plague urban communities.
The ANJEL Tech app is cloud-based and geospatially-enabled. James comments, “My team and I ultimately created this app to help Black moms protect and save their kids’ lives, and help more Black children live and grow into adulthood and meet those expected life milestones such as school graduation, marriage, family/ children, career, homeownership, etc.”
James says that the app was created in response to the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, and what makes the app so unique is that users can easily live-stream what’s happening, immediately notify family members and friends of their location on a map (via text and email), and create a secure record of the incident for future accountability purposes. All of this occurs in real-time via the app.
The ANJEL Tech app can be downloaded now in the iOS App Store, and will soon be available in the Google Play store.