The latest app from raaza, UK Terror Alert, has just gone live in the iPhone App Store. This is another Ruby-on-Rails backed app that feeds data sourced from the UK Home Office and the MI5 Secret Service into native app format. This was the first time I’ve used Apple push notifications in an iOS app and it was a bit of a trying process getting an APN server up and running on top of RoR.
As for the basics, with UK Terror Alert you can:
- see the latest alert levels for international and Ireland-related terrorism
- receive push notifications whenever the alert levels change
- view a history of all alert level changes
- get practical advice on how to mitigate the effects of terrorism
- share this info on Facebook and Twitter.
For more info, visit the website:
Written on January 20th, 2011 , Dev & Test, Mobile, Social Software, Tech