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Yo App Repurposed to Alert Israelis to Rocket Attacks

As further proof that all’s fair in love and war, Israeli programmers have arguably found a purpose for famou...

Yo App Repurposed to Alert Israelis to Rocket Attacks

As further proof that all’s fair in love and war, Israeli programmers have arguably found a purpose for famously pointless app “Yo”-- an early warning system for Hamas rocket strikes.

 

The app, famous for amassing $1 million in funding and inciting comments ranging between “idiotic” and “genius,” allows users to exchange the single word “Yo” between them. Now, that “Yo” carries a much scarier connotation.

 

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The Times of Israel reports that the app was redone by local coders as a companion to their Red Alert app for iOS and Android. Red Alert is a free app that gathers intel and early warnings from the Israeli Defense Force and the Homefront Command to notify users of impending rocket strikes.

 

Any Yo user who add the user name REDALERTISRAEL to their contact list will start receiving push notifications whenever a rocket is registered as launched.

 

As the battle between the Israelis and the Palestinians rages on, Israel states it is preparing a long-term offensive against Hamas in Palestine. No word on whether Yo is part of the official battle plan.

 

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