[Idea] Show gps coordinates when calling to emergency number

asked 2014-04-30 08:45:54 +0200

iZero gravatar image

Fortunately I haven't needed this yet, but this idea came into my mind one morning. When calling to emergency number it could be good to have current gps-coordinates and/or current address available in the UI, especially if you are in a location not familiar to yourself. You could easily tell your location to the emergency response center

I know that during the emergency call all possible device resources should be reserved for the call itself, but maybe it could be dependent on the battery level, free mem etc.

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Great idea iZero!

I've got an adding feature idea to this sector on Jolla if it is possible (What would be to our great Jollateam!). So when anyone has an emergency and sees an Jolla phone they could use it to make the call fast and Easily. For example after opening the screen a person unfamiliar to touch screen phones who is trying to make the call doesn't need to consume valuable time wondering how to do it.

  • If Jolla is locked with security code, there could be a MORE VISIBLE button which says emergency calls and red cross logo maybe even like size 1/5th of the bottom of the screen (in frames and solid colors so it doesn't fade in different types of ambiences ?)

  • If Jolla is not locked, there Should be a symbol or somehow an fast and easy way to make the emergency call in the calling app. As the calling menu can be a dead end for most people who has gotten that far and only seeing owner's last dialed numbers and not an obvious way to make new call. Again solution could be a visible button, size 1/5th of bottom of the screen when entering the calling app. which could fade out/disappear when scrolling down so it wouldn't disturb if not needed.

Continuing to the emergency call its self Would be good if the call would go automatically on speaker as you might need your both hands to operate. Also it would be just great for emergency center to be able to send some Pictures/ Videos of how to help before the help arrives.

FOMBE ( 2014-04-30 14:27:23 +0200 )edit

Would an emergency call center be able to use that information in a useful way? If so, its a brilliant idea. Where do you get all these great ideas sailors?

Larswad ( 2014-04-30 15:40:30 +0200 )edit

What about texting the coordinates too? there is a generic N9 app that does that.

pmelas ( 2014-04-30 16:31:41 +0200 )edit