Fraunhofer FOKUS launches smartphone app for disaster warning

News from Oct. 23, 2012

On October 23rd, the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS and the public insurance providers have activated the disaster alert system KATWARN as a smartphone app. The new KATWARN application informs about risks at the current location of the user, as well as two user-defined locations.

The app warns the users with location-based alerts for dangerous situations. It also provides the possibility to add two other arbitrary locations in addition to the location of warning within the unlocked KATWARN ranges. The alerts are triggered by the local centers of the fire and civil protection.