A new application for Android users called Open Watch is claiming to have cutting edge technology to help citizens record police encounters.

However, a cursory look through the company’s website doesn’t look like it’s anything but a platform where people can upload videos anonymously.

So how is that different from Youtube or any of the other platforms out there?

Besides, we already know it’s not illegal to record police or post these videos, so is there really a pressing need to be able to upload these videos anonymously?

The real need is to be able to live-stream these videos as they are being recorded, but we already have an app for that called Qik.