PNP and Samsung develop mobile app for emergency assistance - News Summed Up

PNP and Samsung develop mobile app for emergency assistance


The application, will come factory-installed in all Samsung devices and also includes national disaster and Red Cross hotlines. Nestor Bergonia, and Samsung Philippines President and CEO Kevin Lee and Business Unit Head for IT and Mobile Jerry Paul Manus. Samsung Philippines product engineering and technical compliance head Julius Arguson said the application uses global positioning system (GPS) to determine the user’s location and gives directions to the nearest police station or emergency facility. The app also uses crowdsourcing technology, where users can send contact and location information of the stations and agency, and also give feedback whether these information are correct. TCoverage of the app may also soon expand as the PNP is set to turn over its national directory to the company.


Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer May 16, 2018 04:52 UTC


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