July 11, 2014 - 13 Tamuz 5774
Free Israeli iPhone app enables users to keep track of rocket fire from Gaza on Israel by sending a notification whenever an alert is sounded.
The application צבע אדום (Color Red), which is not an official warning system, is the brainchild of 13-year-old Beersheba resident Liron Bar. Bar provides constant reports on missile attack warnings, known as Color Red alerts, and rocket strikes in the south on his Facebook page as well.
Application developer Kobi Snir volunteered to develop the free app, which sends a notification to iPhone users every time there is an air raid warning of a rocket attack from Gaza. Another volunteer, Yossi Yifrah, provides the updates.
Color Red app gives Israelis a few extra seconds to take cover before an impending Hamas rocket strike.
Depending on their distance from Gaza, residents of the south of Israel have as little as 15 seconds, residents of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv have more than additional minute, to run for cover from the time of the Color Red alert until a missile lands. Each time a Color Red notification reaches a phone, the app sounds an alert and displays the number of seconds that have passed since the missile warning siren.
According to Israel21C: “With Snir’s permission, Ari Sprung developed an Android version in his Jerusalem basement. In the past tense week the updated app – now including a chat feature so people can share their emotions – is being downloaded at a fast clip. There have been over 100,000 installs of the Android version.
“We’re learning that people are downloading it not only to make sure they hear the alert but also to keep tabs on relatives anywhere in the country,” says Sprung. He and Snir are seeking donations of servers and/or cash to expand the app worldwide in several languages. They just announced that users of the popular Israeli social app Yo will get a “yo” every time a missile is launched into Israel if they are subscribed to Red Alert Israel.
iPhone version – Hebrew (Israeli AppStore) – click here
For the people around the world who have relatives and friends in the affected areas who want real-time updates on what is happening in Israel, developer has released English version of the Red Alert app for iPhone – for download click here
Android version – click – here.
(Photo credit: Edi Israel)
צבע אדום מהווה כלי הסברתי שיאפשר לכם לחוות את שיגרם חייהם העגומה של תושבי הדרום.
האפליקציה תאפשר לכם לקבל התראות צבע אדום בזמן אמת ישירות לאייפון שלכם.
בנוסף תוכלו לקבל עדכונים שוטפים על שיגורים, נפילות וארועים ביטחוניים באזור הדרום.
האפליקציה מופעלת ע”י מתנדבים ואינה קשורה למערכת הביטחון –
צבע אדום אינה תחליף למערכות ההתראה הרשמיות –
בכל מקרה של אזעקה יש להשמע להנחיות פיקוד העורף –
הורדת אפליקציה – לחץ כאן
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