In an industry first, Citizen App is giving developers the tools to build apps that share important safety information with the user community. In addition, with 50% of mobile data in developing markets now going to mobile apps, the ability to track and monitor apps will help businesses create better user experiences for their customers.
Users will be able to view Citizen’s real-time alert data on their phones, as well as in the Citizen Dashboard on the official website. Citizen App identifies and alerts users to potential emergency situations. Safe Communities Map visualizes emergency alerts for your community. Download Citizen for free from the App Store, Google Play or Amazon App Store.
They originally started as “Vigilante” in 2016 but was ultimately pulled thanks to accusations of promoting vigilantism. The app was rebranded and used to offer caution by warning citizens of dangerous incidents in their area, often before the police have responded to them. This puts the focus on avoiding harm instead of rushing into it. Usage of the app has made headlines, including a kidnapped boy being recovered thanks to an alert.
Community-informed Citizen Alerts provide specific, actionable information that allows members of the community to act together to prevent an incident from occurring, and prevent others from getting hurt. Citizen’s model is informed by real-world and historical data and leverages social media to reach people based on their interests and geography.
Citizen App has been recognized as one of the safest in the world and is used by tens of thousands of members of the North Carolina Community in real-time. Citizen receives no government funding, does not request additional legislation from local government, and has never made any profit. Citizen has been active in the US since 2017.
By default, all Citizen Alerts are sent to your smartphone over your WIFI. You decide when and where to receive these alerts or you can turn them on for any area in the world. If there is an active Citizen event in your area, your smartphone buzzes with a push notification and display an emergency map. During an event, your camera can capture video and photos, and you can share them using push notifications or on social media.
For emergencies outside your location, Citizen app automatically stores your location, allows you to pinpoint an area of interest, and adds it to the map. During an event, if you want to know when and where the event is happening, you can also use your camera to search for it. Citizen is a tool that could keep people safer during a terrorist attack, or take action when children are pulled from playgrounds by pedophiles. See related link for more information.
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