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May 14, 2013

92 smart phone apps for public safety and emergency responders

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christopher Bellavita on May 14, 2013

The website for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is http://www.apcointl.org/.

A few weeks ago, they created a repository for public safety and emergency response smart phone applications. The site is called AppComm, and you can find it at http://appcomm.org/.

As of Monday, the site had links to 92 applications. Two thirds of the apps are free.

Here’s what APCO says about its AppComm site:

AppComm is APCO International’s online Application Community. Here, you will find a collection of applications related to public safety and emergency response for use by the general public and first responders.

AppComm is also a forum where public safety professionals, the general public, and app developers can discuss and rate apps, identify unmet needs, and submit ideas for apps they’d like to see built.

As you browse our growing list of apps, we encourage you to tell us which ones you’ve used, whether you liked it, and why. Additionally, if you are aware of an app that would be a good fit for our site, please use the “Submit App” tab located at the top of the page.

If you have a suggestion for an app you don’t see listed, be sure to submit your idea to AppComm by email to appcomm@apcointl.org.

We intend for this site to be your single, trusted source of public safety apps.

(h/t to GM for the lead)

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3 Comments »

Comment by William R. Cumming

May 14, 2013 @ 3:02 am

Thanks Chris and assume all of these in English?

Comment by bellavita

May 14, 2013 @ 11:34 am

Bill — I haven’t looked at all the apps, but the several dozen I did look at were in English.

Comment by William R. Cumming

May 14, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

Thanks Chris!

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