Google is rolling out an alert system on Android mobiles that will warn Ukrainian users of airstrikes occurring in their country.
Since the start of the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine, the world’s largest tech companies have been doing their part to help Ukrainian citizens who are still in the country.
One of them is the American giant Google, which after disabling certain functions of Google Maps in Ukraine such as traffic information and crowd data, so that this data cannot be used as military intelligence, now the big G has just announced that it has activated a special type of notification in Ukraine that warns of an aerial bombardment.
This notification will alert Android users to aerial bombings
As Kent Walker himself, President of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer of Google, explains in a recently updated post, the company he works for decided, at the request of the Ukrainian government, to deploy a system of alert on Android mobiles that will notify users of air attacks occurring in the Ukrainian country.
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These notifications build on alerts already provided by the Ukrainian government and are complementary to the country’s existing aerial bombardment warning systems.
As Walker confirms, to set up this aerial bombing warning tool, the American company used the same low-latency system that it uses to detect earthquakes.
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In addition to this aerial bombing notification system, Google is also taking other measures to help refugees, since, for a few days, it allows hotel owners in countries neighboring Ukraine to indicate in their profile of company if they offer free or discounted accommodation to Ukrainian refugees and have local businesses in these countries post on their business profile on Search & Maps if they offer services and support to Ukrainian refugees.
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