TEDGlobal: App offers safety in a riot

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TEDGlobal: App offers safety in a riot

Post  wyatt1 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:25 pm

A smartphone application, enabling people in the middle of riots to find safety, has been shown off at the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh.

The app has been developed by Salvatore Iaconesi, a newly created TED Fellow.

The software, not yet publicly released, takes data from a range of social networks and uses it to let people know what areas are least affected by trouble.

Users point their phones and a colour interface indicates dangerous areas.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18601078






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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:10 pm

@wyatt1 wrote:A smartphone application, enabling people in the middle of riots to find safety, has been shown off at the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh.

The app has been developed by Salvatore Iaconesi, a newly created TED Fellow.

The software, not yet publicly released, takes data from a range of social networks and uses it to let people know what areas are least affected by trouble.

Users point their phones and a colour interface indicates dangerous areas.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18601078






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oh you can just see the lawsuits coming when it gets it wrong.

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Post  IlonaSong on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:06 pm

I have this strange mental picture, (some say I get them too often lol!) of someone in the middle of a riot getting their phone out to check this app and getting their skull caved in by the mob for the phone!
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Post  Guest on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:12 pm

Having your phone out in the middle of A riot.....surely it won't get stolen......

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