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Dutch Police spend 400,000 euro on the development of an app which was not used

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The police have spent 400,000 euros on a new 112 app, the idea of ​​which has since been overtaken. RTL News writes that based on documents.

The app was to make it possible for the police to find out the location of a caller. Initially, the app would appear in the spring of 2017, but the launch was always delayed.

The option for location sharing is now obsolete. Since March this year, the Advanced Mobile Location (AML) makes it possible to send a location on Android phones. If someone calls 112, AML is switched on. The feature will appear later this year on iOS.

In 2016, the Ministry of Security and Justice asked whether the police could build the app. In other countries, AML was already used, but in the Netherlands priority was given to an app.

The police now call the app “virtually unnecessary” in a response to RTL News. The possibility of launching the app next year with slightly different options, such as a picture or chat function, is being considered.

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