For One Day Only: $1=$4, Thanks to Matching from BIG Donors
Smartphone apps provide a wide range of services, including information and entertainment, but in Israel, the apps have another unique life-saving use – finding a bomb shelter.
Following the recent security-related tension in northern Israel as civil war rages in Syria, i-Apps, an Israeli Smartphone application development company, has updated its “Merkhav Mugan” [residential secure space] app to include all secure shelters throughout all of Israel.
The GPS-based app helps people fleeing from rocket fire to locate the closest bomb shelter or secure area, providing the fastest route to it. Updates from the emergency authorities are also provided in real time. The app enables anyone to add information about available shelters which are not yet listed on the app.
The app was first launched six months ago and provided service to the residents of southern Israel who were under the threat of rocket fire from Gaza. i-Apps received information from the municipalities on the location of shelters in the north and have updated the info on the existing app.
The idea was presented to i-Apps by two residents of Ashdod, who have learned the necessity of this life saving app first hand.
About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
The agreement does not mean that Orange is leaving Israel, despite wrong headlines elsewhere.
ISIS executioners the past 12 months have murdered 3,000 people, including 86 women and 74 children.
The Tzohar rabbinic organization is focusing on how Anglo immigrants “fit” into Israel’s mosaic this summer.
Two US churches vote on BDS anti-Semitic motions today. One is to vote Wednesday. Millions could be affected.
Israel’s government approves new security fencing along its eastern border.
The father of a critically injured victim of Monday’s road terror attack in Binyamin asks people to pray for his son.
Some Chareidi men fishing on the beach, near the Ashdod port.
Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp, 66, is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Crown Heights.
Jews in Ukraine are without one of their life-saving Hatzolah ambulances after an arsonist targeted the vehicle Sunday.
Four Israelis hurt Monday night in a driveby terror attack by terrorists near Shvut Rachel.
Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat was assassinated Monday in a car bombing in Cairo.
The boat was boarded by Israel’s Shayetet 13 special forces after it refused to turn away from breaching the blockade on Gaza.
Rabbi Riskin is pleased and honored to continue to serve the residents of Efrat…
Some 1,000 rally Monday at the UNHRC offices in Geneva to show support for Israel.
Palestinian Authority terrorists set off a bomb at a bus stop in Samaria and threw two pipe bombs at passing Jewish drivers in Samaria on Sunday. No one was injured. Police sappers were called to the Rechalim Junction where the bomb exploded. They did not find any other explosive devices and still are searching for […]
Netanyahu: “As Long as Quiet is Not Restored, Hamas Will Continue to Receive Very Harsh Blows”
PA claims – ISIS founded by US in order to destabilize and take control of the Middle East.
“I was amazed and pleased that a rabbi would call the Islamization of Europe a good thing. Likewise I believe an all Jewish Europe would be a great thing too,” Turk said.
Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau stated: “Israel is preparing for the ‘day after’.
Zeidan stated he supports Hamas, even as the missiles landed on his areas, [h]e cannot remain silent, even if [Hamas] missiles land on our heads.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/app-helps-israelis-seek-bomb-shelters/2013/03/05/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: