'Bev Score' app created to increase realtor safety

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A new app developed in the memory of murdered real estate agent Beverley Carter could transform the way we interact with each other.

The app is called Bev Score, and it is set to release next week. It acts almost like a personality credit score. It was created by Little Rock native and family friend Josh Stramiello, who dropped out of college to pursue it.

In a nutshell, the app uses GPS technology to verify you are who you say you are. The app will randomly "ping" people who have it, taking into account all of the people's most frequently visited places. It then aggregates the information and cross-references it with the person's profile. All of it building up into a Bev Score that shows the person's 'legitimacy.'

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Carter's murder, and the family hopes this app will help keep her memory alive.

"You know nothing's going to bring back my mom," said Carter's son Chad. "It's a very difficult time. Especially since we're at the one year mark."

Carter's family was approached by Stramiello in July. He recruited their help, giving them 10 percent equity in the company and donating 10 percent of the profit to a memorial fund set in Carter's honor.

"I'm hoping for a safer and better world," Carter added. "I never could've dreamt that something so great could've came into our laps."

"So the app doesn't follow you everywhere you go, it just pings you a couple times a day," said Stramiello.

The app gives a general location, making sure it verifies people rather than keeping logs of their location.

"If your intention is to actually have a pleasant date and be a gentleman, then that's reflected at the end of the date," Stramiello continued.

The app also allows you to rate the person on certain characteristics, a way to tell if someone is aggressive or rude.

"This is about building something towards helping people," Stramiello emphasized. "We draw a line and say the situation has been unsafe, and we're going to change it."

Stramiello has been approached by groups like Match.com or Craigslist.

For more information on Bev Score click here.

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