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emergency app

Software that notifies family and authorities in the case of an emergency. Phone numbers and messages are pre-stored in the app and triggered by pressing one button.

Survival apps prepare a user for an upcoming natural disaster such as a hurricane, and such apps may also provide essential first-aid information. If there is no cellular or Wi-Fi service, most informational apps have all the instructions already downloaded into the device ahead of time. See ICE.


(1) (Information and Content Exchange) A data syndication protocol that allows one website to obtain content from another website. Based on XML and meta tags, ICE provides a standard for subscribing to content. See XML, meta tag and syndication format.

(2) (In-Circuit Emulator) A chip used for testing and debugging logic circuits typically in embedded systems. The chip emulates a particular microprocessor and contains breakpoints and other debugging functions. See ROM emulator.

(3) (In Case of Emergency) A cellphone entry stored under the name of "ICE" that contains an emergency contact number and other medical information. It was recommended by a British paramedic, and a campaign for public awareness was launched in the U.K. in 2005. See emergency app.

(4) (Ice) A Lotus 1-2-3 add-on from Baler Software Corporation, Rolling Meadows, IL, that added extensions to Lotus macros.

(5) (Image Correction and Enhancement) See Digital ICE.

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