- Receive and display warnings and alerts.
- Receive location base messages.
- The map will facilitate user to get the user’s current location, evacuation point and the shortest distance between evacuation point and the user’s current location.
- Guide user to reach evacuation point.
1. User registration & sign in
2. Update profile details (ex- contact details/ province /city)
3. Activating emergency alerts and warnings feature via SMS for mobile numbers.
4. Activating emergency alerts and warnings feature via Call for mobile numbers.
Throughout the history, disasters have destroyed lives and livelihoods, killing people, damaging homes and crippling economies. Our vulnerability to natural hazards is growing because population increases and more people are living in risky places. In Sri Lanka, over 34,000 people lost their lives due to the lack of a tsunami early warning system. While there would have been sufficient time to warn some of the coastal population, the lack of awareness regarding tsunamis, the lack of an early warning system, and the lack of training to respond to a warning inhibited the authorities and the local population from executing the proper measures which would have significantly reduced the loss of lives.
With mobile phones becoming increasing affordable and approximately half of the Sri Lankan population using GSM mobile phones, DEWN is in a good position to make use of this advantage to dispel emergency warnings. Suggestions for further improvement comprise expanding the geographical coverage, continuing how mobile technology can be utilized in disaster preparedness and early warning to monitor threats and support communities and improving the user experience with new technologies.
The industry has recognized our efforts by awarding us the most distinct accolades we are proud to bear today where DEWN has won many local awards and recognized by GSM World Awards as commendable Solution. It was featured in many publications, seminars and conferences.
Therefore DEWN is a fully-fledged comprehensive alerting and early warning system that has the aptitude to provide the much needed assurance to the multitudes and all encounters of Sri Lanka with prior warning on impending emergency situations, thereby helping to reduce the adverse impact caused by disasters on the society and the economy.
- Supports CAP to communicate different alerting solutions
- Sending notifications on disaster warnings to key contacts and registered users.
- Sending notifications on weather and traffic alerts to key contacts and registered users.
- Send notifications based on key recipient category with priority grouping, key recipient district/region and etc.
- Trilingual SMS and CB messages
- Sending frequent updates (traffic, weather, etc.) to registered and key contact.
- Enable IVR push messages for certain users.
- Comprehensive user management to manage rights and roles for the application.
- Provide location based services & alert user based on the last recorded location.
To connect and subscribe to DEWN please click on “Request New Key “. Once the application is submitted the DMC will grant the permission to access the API key.
Microimage was involved in the overall design as well as component design & development. We developed the required multi-lingual alerting client for mobile handsets and also developed the DEWN message broker middleware. DEWN middleware application is a web based application. It connects to SMSC (for SMS) and CBC (for Cell Broadcasting) and it offers many features with advanced configuration and customization capabilities.
In Celebration of the 10th year of Tsunami, Microimage redesigned & developed the DEWN platform with a new architecture. The UI was redesigned to support a modern look & feel. The new UI is designed with the best practices for sending disaster messages in mind with Google Maps integration for disaster location & gathering point identification.
Apart from the new UI, DEWN Version 2 issues alerts in many different formats; has full functionality for Cell Broadcast on 3G networks, issues SMS messages and allows message acknowledgement. Accessibility requirements have been addressed, improving access for those with visual or hearing impediments further Android App was designed to support message dissemination to the general public.
DEWN supports Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) which is an XML based data format for exchanging public warnings & alerts between alerting solutions. CAP allows a single warning message to be circulated concurrently over a wide variety of DEWN which comprehend and could process CAP-formatted messages. Because it is a “write-once, use everywhere” format, CAP can impressively increase warning effectiveness even as it simplifies the task of creating and distributing the warnings messages.