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      Latest reply on Apr 5, 2019 12:14 AM by Jan Ulbrich
      Jan Ulbrich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hi there,

         

        we are implementing a security app and would like to automatically call the police in certain situations.

         

        I understand that there is no possibility to start a phone call without confirmation by the user — and with all these scammers out there, I guess that's a good idea.

         

        We do not want to call a custom phone number, but we want to call the emergency number of the country the user is located in.

         

        My questions are:

         

        - Is there an API that allows us to trigger Apple's Emergency SOS (starting the same process a user would start by hitting the button 5 times)?

         

        - Is there a special constant which I could use or add to e.g. UIApplication.shared.open("tel://911") to surpass the user confirmation?

         

        I think that both variants would allow the implementation of very useful apps in the health and security sector.

         

        Best,

        Jan