5 Essential Apps for Emergency in Sweden by Faisal Albinali

In a time when we are far too familiar with the pandemic situation and unanticipated changes in our lives, we are in greater need of fast and more effective ways of initiating relief efforts.


Communication technologies, particularly mobile applications, play a vital role in emergency response, rescue efforts, and personal safety.


Luckily, Sweden invests a lot in technology to make the most out of it to make seeking help or information simpler. So here are some mobile apps you should have to help when you are in need:


112 App (SOS Alarm)


When you call 112 via the app, your exact location is sent directly to SOS Alarm's alarm center so that help can arrive faster. You also get notices and information about warnings (VMA) or accidents nearby.


112 Mobile app view. Image from the app store

Languages: Swedish Only

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.sos.soslive

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/sos-alarm/id1458725539



Red Cross First Aid


Simple step-by-step instructions with video clips for the most common emergencies such as allergic reactions, burns, strokes or bone fractures. It also contains tips on preventive measures and knowledge tests.


Red Cross first aid mobile app view (English version). Image from app store.

Languages: English and Other languages are available separately.

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-american-red-cross/id529160691





Pet First Aid


Simple step-by-step instructions with video clips for the most common emergencies for your little companion such as allergic reactions, burns, strokes or bone fractures. It also contains tips on preventive measures and knowledge tests.


Pet first aid mobile app view. Image from app store.

Languages: English and Other languages are available separately.

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.pfa&hl=en

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pet-first-aid/id780415389




1177 App

The app provides services you can use such as requesting to renew your medical prescriptions, managing your appointments and much more.


1177 mobile app view. Image from app store

Languages: Swedish Only

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.vardguiden1177&hl=en

Download on Apple Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.vardguiden1177&hl=en



Klart


For people with poll allergies, this app comes in very handy. During the pollen season, there is a pollen forecast, so you can keep track of the pollen levels where you are. The app also notifies you with warnings for extreme weather near you, issued by Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Either when you look at the app, or you can turn on so you get push notifications when new alerts are issued.

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Languages: Available in English

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.klart.weatherapp&hl=en

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/SE/app/id352024322?mt=8






Do you know of any other apps that can be useful during a crisis period? Comment with your suggestions!

Read also: Important telephone numbers to know during the corona crisis

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