Apps for Smartphones
Austin Police Department Mobile: APD developed this application in an effort to increase transparency and openness with the community, with the ultimate goal of increasing crime tips and reports from citizens. AustinPD is free and available via Apple's App Store for iOS devices, via the Google Play for Android devices and via the mobile web for other platforms.
Austin 3-1-1: With the Austin 3-1-1 App, you can work with city departments to make Austin the most livable city in the country. The smart phone app is equipped with several features helping you to report concerns within the City of Austin. Austin 3-1-1 is free and available via Apple's App Store for iOS devices, via the Google Play for Android devices and via the mobile web for other platforms.
The University of Texas at Austin employs a wide variety of tools, including text messaging, to make sure everyone on campus is informed during an emergency event. This system will send a text message to the number you provide in the event of an emergency. Sign up for campus text alerts online »
Emergency Apps for Mobile Devices
The University of Texas at Austin has been researching and testing a number of Emergency Applications for mobile devices. The results of our investigation indicate that the best method to reach emergency assistance is to directly notify 911. The state of today's technology and existing infrastructure limits the accuracy of location data and hinder response through non direct 911 responses.