France Launches a Terrorism App
The French government launched a smartphone to alert Euro 2016 fans of a terrorist attack and how to stay safe.
The SAIP (Système d’alerte et d’information des populations), was developed in the wake of the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks on Paris.
The app is available for free download on iOS and Android in both French and English, and will rely on geolocation technologies to send alerts within 15 minutes after an attack is confirmed. Those who download the app will also be able to view alerts for different areas
After the tournament, the government plans to use the app to continue providing people alerts about other future risks.