SAPOL Launch Mobile Web App

SA Police News - first to launch mobile web app
Get the latest news from the South Australia Police while you're on the move.
SAPOL is the first police service in Australia to launch its own mobile web app.
The new web app goes live today. (20 July 2011)
The SA Police News web app features articles on arrests, police operations, serious and fatal road accidents as well as appeals for witnesses to a range of crimes - all formatted to display easily on your mobile phone.
SA Police News Phone App Image
By accessing the SA Police News web app you can:
·         Read all the latest news articles from the SA Police News website
·         Watch the ‘caught on CCTV’ clips and videos from the SA Police News YouTube Channel
·         Receive information about natural disasters and emergencies
·         Check speed camera locations
·         Find how to report a crime
·         Find your local police station
·         See the list of SA’s most wanted criminals
·         Access SAPOL’s social media sites
·         Share news articles on Facebook and Twitter
In addition, the SA Police News web app allows registered journalists to login and access the latest media releases and media alerts.
The move to develop the app was driven by feedback from users of the SA Police News website and social media sites who access the internet via their mobile phones.
Recent research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority shows a 163 per cent increase in the number of people who access the internet via their mobile phone - up from 1.9 million in 2009 compared with 3.1 million in 2010.
“The new web app will help SAPOL to forge greater links with the community by making information about police easily available,” SAPOL Media Director, Shelaye Boothey said.
“We see the app being popular with younger people and particularly useful for commuters on public transport who can read all the latest news while in transit.  This group are now more inclined to read news via their mobile phones,” Ms Boothey said.
“We also envisage the mobile app to be a very useful communication tool in the event of a natural disaster or declared emergency.”
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