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  6/24/2014, Sivan 26, 5774

Hundreds of Emergency Apps Downloaded Since Kidnapping


Manager David Yoel of the emergency hotline in the Binyamin region told Arutz Sheva, Tuesday, that 1,500 people have downloaded the hotline's emergency application for android smartphones since the June 12th abduction of teenage yeshiva students Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel and Gil-Ad Sha'er. With the push of a button, the app determines the location, takes video and stills, sends an SMS message to a predetermined list of emergency contacts and makes contact with the hotline. Contact from outside the region will result in the information being relayed to the relevant authorities.

Yoel said the app was being tested at the time of the kidnapping but because of the demand following the abduction, it was decided to distribute it to residents earlier than planned. DominApp, which developed the app, is working on an application for the iPhone.