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Ajax Systems launches Air Alert app to inform Ukrainian citizens about civil defence alerts in their region

In collaboration with stfalcon.com and supported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Ajax Systems has launched the Air Alert app. The app is designed to instantly inform users about the start and end of a civil defence alert in the region, and is now available for Android and iOS systems.

No registration is required, explains Ajax, with the user only required to select the region. Air Alert does not collect users’ or geolocation data.

The app is designed to generate a loud alert warning of an airstrike, chemical attack, technological catastrophe or other types of civil defence alerts. Notifications, which are delivered even in the smartphone’s silent or sleep mode, duplicate civil defence sirens in cities, so users should consider their signals when reacting to the app notifications.

The Air Alert app is designed as an additional tool, not a primary civil defence alerts source. Civil defence sirens or other informing measures are not so effective in remote or new city districts, in small towns and villages, explains Ajax. Therefore, it is necessary to have a reliable alternative tool with alerts to monitor the situation. The app receives signals first-hand from Ukrainian regional administrations, allowing people to react as quickly as possible.

Ajax-AirAlertApp-22To receive notifications:

  1. Install the app via Google Play Market or AppStore
  2. Grant permissions to send notifications and critical alerts
  3. Select the region in which you want to receive notifications
  4. Receive notifications on the beginning and end of civil defence alerts

Be sure to enable automatic updates on your smartphone to use the latest version of the app.

To update an app manually on iOS:

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Click on the profile tag at the top of the screen
  3. Find Air Alert in the list of apps
  4. Click Update Application

To update an app manually on Android:

  1. Open the Play Store app
  2. Click on the profile tag in the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Select Manage applications and devices and go to the Manage tab
  4. Click the Available Updates button to open a list of applications that need to be updated
  5. Select the Air Alert app
  6. Click Update

Available regions in the app at the time of publication are currently:

  • Vinnytsia
  • Volyn
  • Donetsk
  • Transcarpathian
  • Kyiv
  • Lviv
  • Poltava
  • Rivne
  • Kharkiv
  • Kherson
  • Khmelnytsky
  • Chernivtsi

The list of regions will be updated, says Ajax. The company also notes that the app was developed in an emergency, so users may experience minor issues. The development team is continually working to improve the app.

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