We updated our ReportFires web app in last Friday, 13-August-2021.
Figure 1: first generation ReportFires web (left / top), the new ReportFires web app (right / bottom)
There are three components in our latest wildfire reporting/detecting software toolset:
- ReportFires web app: the new version uses modern UX. The app runs faster. The two major goals of the updated web app:
a. provides an intuitive and easy-to-use web interface for users to report wildfire locations. Three clicks, maybe a pinch-to-zoom, to report a wildfire. All on the same single webpage. That’s all!
Figure 2: click the right-bottom red flame icon to enter the report fire interface (left / top), the report fire interface (right / bottom)
b. introduces the ReportFires mobile app to new users, and drives app download and usage!
Figure 3: modern design to arouse user interest (left / top), the new web app provides more information about mobile app (right / bottom)
2. ReportFires mobile app: map-click fire reporting, real-time alerts of nearby wildfires. The new iOS and Android apps will be easier and faster to use! They support our LookOut wildfire detection service. LookOut users use the ReportFires apps to receive wildfire detection alerts.
3. LookOut wildfire detection service: our 24/7 cloud-based AI wildfire detection will detect wildfire in the image streamed from standard surveillance cameras. LookOut sends detection alerts via the ReportFires app and email. You can turn on the LookOut service on your camera in a couple of minutes. It just works. It works now. (More about LookOut in the coming blogposts).
One and a half years ago, in February 2020, we worked with our programmer in Taiwan to develop the ReportFires system. It was right after the COVID-19 global outbreak. The goal was to provide a software-only tool to help people mitigate wildfire risk. We launched the first generation ReportFires – the web app – in March 2020.
We then launched the second generation of ReportFires – the iOS app – in October 2020. (Thanks to all backers of our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign!).
After another ten months, we are going to launch the third generation of ReportFires – enhanced web and mobile apps – in August 2021. Both ReportFires iOS and Android apps support our new LookOut wildfire detection service.
ReportFires + LookOut reinvent wildfire detection.
We hope you don’t need to use the ReportFires apps. We believe you will find the new tools useful when you need them.