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  1. Being able to tell a responder roughly what floor a user is on if help is requested

    The app could potentially use the barometer in some smartphones such as newer iPhones to better locate people within buildings if help is requested, the barometer could be used to roughly tell a responder what floor the user is on in order to reach them quicker.

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      Thanks for the feedback. The way we understand the barometer and altimeter function on the newer iPhones is that it returns an altitude rather than an elevation, which means each building would need to have a base altitude configured to give a meaningful estimate. We also have concerns around accuracy and efficacy of using elevation to determine floor number. Currently we provide indoor positioning solutions utilising BLE iBeacon technology. To discuss this please ask your organisation to contact sales@criticalarc.com. We will take a look at this suggesting though just in case there is something we missed.

    • reduce permissions

      way to many permissions are requested

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        Hi David,

        Thanks for the feedback!

        Do you have any specific concerns about requested phone permissions?

        All permissions we request map to a function used inside the app. Whether that’s accessing the internet, getting your geo location, making phone calls to security, sending an emergency SMS in poor cell coverage, sending you safety notifications or even just showing a Google maps with your campus coverage, each of them requires a permission (or, in the case of location and internet, several each).

        That said, in Android 5.1, some permissions are moved to be requested on-demand instead of up-front, and that increases even more in Android 6, so in future versions there will be more of an opportunity to decline permissions you don’t want (though, to be frank, about the only permission we really consider safe to turn off is the camera for taking your profile picture!).

        Cheers,

        Jahmai

      • Coordinates

        the "check in" should also show coordinates to the user so he / she could share with assisting parties.

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