Apple files patent for emergency app

Have you ever been in need of emergency help while in a foreign country? Well if so, Apple has an app for that. Apple has filed a patent for a new location-based app that would show the emergency numbers for the police, medical help, and fire help while in an unfamiliar place. The app, as shown in the picture, would include a box next to the icon that would show the user the emergency numbers for their area in order to avoid having to look up the information online. The app would also give numbers to local police stations while in the United States in order to cut down on users unnecessarily dialing 9-1-1.

The app has apparently been designed by former Apple Maps chief Scott Forstall, and the patent was originally filed in 2007, with a patent continuation dated September of 2012. Although the app may not be used often, it could be useful especially when traveling or when a user needs to dial their police station in a non-emergency situation.

Via: Phone Arena

Source: Apple Insider

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