Just found it in the Android Market too - an excellent recommendation all round.
The Red Cross was in the news recently when it issued new guidelines for performing CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - and it has followed this up with a free First Aid app that's worth downloading in case of emergencies. The app is divided into four sections. The Emergency area provides instant advice for dealing with …
I wonder if they handle internationalization correctly - as in, detecting that IF (location.is_in(NATION_USA)) THEN emergency_number:=911
Actually, if this is going to be a phone app, I'd think the number ought to be a link that dials the appropriate emergency number for you - people in a crisis are rarely as level-headed as they think they will be.
And before you flame me for daring suggest anything not totally Euro-centric: This is as important for a Brit visiting the US as the other way around. Consider if you were over here and something happened - you might very well dial 999 and get nowhere, costing valuable time.
According to wiki (may or may not be correct) the GSM protocol interprets your 999 or 911, or 112 etc and routes direct to local emergency service.
I recall reading (probably even more incorrect) that UK switchboards will route 911 to 999 simply because our yoof have been dragged up on so much US guff they think that is the correct emergency number.
It's odd with so many standards around that the world still has so many different emergency numbers - surely lives, literally, could be saved by making it the same everywhere?
I'd like to seem them use the same thing some of the old amateur auto-patches used - LTZ (Long tone zero) - mash the 0 key for a couple of seconds and you get connected to the emergency number.
Of course, all phones in the US SHALL (by law) offer the ability to make an emergency call, even if locked - there SHALL be an "emergency call" button that dials 911 no matter what, even if locked.
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