Big 911 button in app

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lsitongia
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Big 911 button in app

Post by lsitongia » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:49 pm

Well, it is April Fools Day... :D

Does the big "911" button in the phone app actually dial 911 immediately? I'm curious. Fortunately, I'm not one of those people who will walk into a nuclear power plan control room, see a big red PANIC button, and immediately push it. But, I am intensely curious. :?

Seems like a risky UI design choice. Also, it looks easy to configure the app to call 911 at the drop of a hat. I wonder if this is leading to many unintended calls to 911.

Enjoy the Fool's day! I count myself among the fools. I'm enjoying it.

Dmitry
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Re: Big 911 button in app

Post by Dmitry » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:00 pm

I can understand the anxiety around the "911" button.

Good news: after you tap on the "911" button, another pop-up will appear, which will ask you to confirm whether indeed you want to 'Call for emergency for the xyz_address?". One will have to choose "OK" and "Cancel".

lsitongia
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Re: Big 911 button in app

Post by lsitongia » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:33 am

Ah, someone more daring that I, to tap on that button. :D Thank you for your help!

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