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.
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