• Missile Warning App

    From Yisroel Markov@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 15 20:54:01 2016
    As the saying goes, there's an app for that. Especially in Israel. --------------------------------------------

    The army’s early warning app, iOref, is faster and smarter than the competition’s, according to the director of the IDF Homefront
    Command’s alerts division. “There are other apps that claim to warn
    Israelis if a missile is coming in, or if there is information they
    need in the event of a civil emergency, but none are as fast and
    accurate as iOref [oref refers to the homefront], which we developed
    with a private sector partner,” said Shlomo Maman. “Our notifications
    come in about four seconds faster than the other leading app, and
    because of the combined cell and GPS location tech we use, we are able
    to much more accurately pinpoint where an impact is about to take

    This is no meaningless boast. “When you have fifteen seconds to get to
    a shelter in advance of an incoming rocket, as the residents of the
    Gaza border area have, then every second counts,” said Maman.

    Full article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-aims-for-more-accuracy-in-its-warnings-of-incoming-missiles/
    Yisroel "Godwrestler Warriorson" Markov - Boston, MA Member www.reason.com -- for a sober analysis of the world DNRC --------------------------------------------------------------------
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