Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Color Red" Missile Attack App

During the recent Israeli-Hamas conflict, many Israelis living close to the Gaza border used an iPhone app that provides alerts about incoming rocket attacks. Called "Code Red", the idea for this recently developed app is credited to Liron Be'er, a 13-year-old boy living in the Southern Israeli town of Be'er Sheva.  After application developer Kobi Snir stepped forward to help implement the idea, demand for the app took off. More than 130,000 copies of the free app have been download since the start of the recent conflict. Link and video below for more:

New App Offers ‘Sderot Experience'
(Israeli Times, November 12, 2012)

Comment: War is a disaster for everyone involved.  Good to see there are those who are thinking about ways to use mobile technologies to mitigate the impact. 

Lead photo credit: Jerusalem World News 

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