GouvAlert.lu

The government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has developed a mobile app for alerting the population by smartphone, called ' GouvAlert.lu '.

Its purpose is two-fold:

- firstly, it enables the 112 service (Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps) to broadcast alerts about major incidents. Users can also use the app to contact the emergency number 112 directly. The call generated by the app can then be geolocalised automatically by the 112 service, enabling the rescue services to locate the caller and take action as quickly and precisely as possible;

- secondly, it allows users to be alerted by a notification on their smartphone in the event of an emergency or crisis situation that affects public safety.

The app supplements the alert system operated by the Crisis Communication Service and forms part of a general approach for increasing public awareness and understanding of risks and protective measures.

As a preventive measure, information on appropriate behaviour to adopt and the various emergency response plans are also available via the app when there is no current alert.

Geolocation data:
GouvAlert.lu collects your location data for the sole purpose of activating local notifications and to allow emergency services to find you even when the application is closed or not in use.
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What's New

Added information to the user about the fact that GouvAlert uses location data in the background. Update of the terms and conditions and add Privacy Policy.
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Additional Information

Updated
May 3, 2021
Size
23M
Installs
10,000+
Current Version
1.1.5
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Interactive Elements
Shares Location
Permissions
Offered By
CTIE
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