France Unveils Smartphone Emergency Alert App
The French authorities has created an emergency alert software meant to ship swift warnings to smartphone customers within the occasion of a bombing, capturing or different catastrophe.
The app, developed after final yr’s bloody assaults on Paris, is being launched Wednesday forward of the European Championship soccer event beginning June 10.
Out there in English and French, the app could be configured to launch a smartphone alert if an assault happens close by. Officers demonstrating the app confirmed a smartphone display turning crimson together with the phrases "ALERT," a quick description of what was occurring and recommendation on learn how to react.
Initially configured to alert solely armed assaults and bombings, French officers ultimately plan to replace the app in order that it could actually flag industrial accidents, floods and different emergencies.