The Red Helmets Foundation launched those last days the French Amber Alert on Windows Phone 7. The mobile apps are now available on all platforms, which completes the digital device put in place to enhance citizens' solidarity. From now on, 90% of smartphones' users may be alerted when the Amber Alert is launched.
The Red Helmets Foundation then developed the mobile app withProxima mobile, governmental mobile apps portal for public services.
The iPhone app, launched in February 2010, hit the 25 top downloads chart in less than one week. More than 100.000 people already installed the app on their smartphones, includingAndroid and Blackberry users.
Today, Windows Phone 7 users can download it, so has to be aware when the Amber Alert is set off, which plays a significant role in the first hours after the abduction of a child.
Let's remember that, on 18th September 2011, after two young girls were abducted in France, the Amber Alert was initiated for the first time on mobile phones.
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Four years after its establishment, there is no doubt about the effectiveness of the kidnapping alert. Triggered on nine occasions, it has saved the lives of ten children.
Particularly pionner in this field, the Red Helmets Foundation has innovated for several years to strengthen the use of this device by offering the victims the new technologies of information and communication. This long process has recently resulted in two projects.
In May 2009, the Red Helmets Foundation created the e-@lerte enlèvement on the Internet. In partnership with Orange, Free, Vodafone, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Daylimotion, Blogspirit, ASIC and Silicon Sentier, more than 15 million additional Internet users will be now instantaneously aware of the trigger of an alert.
Conforted by this success, the Red Helmets Foundation has launched in February 2010 a mobile application Alerte Enlèvement with the support of mobile applications portal utilities, Proxima mobile. Iness than two months after the iPhone application has been downloaded by nearly 50,000 users. In the coming days, the application will also be available on Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile. Overall, 2 French persons out of 3 will be mobilized to save children's lives in danger.
Nicole Guedj, who is at the origin of this device, also advocates the expansion of the kidnapping alert on a European scale.
Crédits : Ministère de la justice et des libertés – C.Montagne
After recently winning the subvention of Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French Minister of Digital Economy, the Red Helmets Foundation will offer as soon as early 2010, a mobilephone application for the Alerte Enlèvement. Available on iPhone, Androïd, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and others smartphones, it will enable to alert instantaneously, 2 out of 3 French persons of a child kidnapping.
On the activation of the alert, the users that would have uploaded the application will receive a notification alert on their mobile that will give them the description of the kidnapped child. The users will then be able to participate in the research by telephone, text or e-mail.
Three years after its establishment and only a few months after the creation of the "e-@lerte, enlèvement" the device adapts itself once again to a new telecommunication usage. Its adaptation on to French mobile phones will optimise its efficiency, as affirms Nicole Guedj, president of the Red Helmets Foundation: ‘Not every French people are in front of their computer in the middle of the afternoon, however most of them always have their mobile phones on them. Thanks to the diffusion of these alert messages on the Web and on the mobile phones, it is the whole French community that will be able to mobilise in order to save endangered children."