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Dialog wins Technical Excellence Award for FireReady Mobile App

Dialog has won the Technical Excellence Award for its emergency notification mobile solution, FireReady, at the 2014 Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards (VSEA).

VSEA celebrate the achievements of top spatial information companies and showcase the finest projects that the Victorian Spatial Industry has to offer. The Technical Excellence Award recognises products or projects that implemented spatial solutions to an exceptionally high technical standard, overcoming significant technical challenges, and delivering outstanding results for the client.

"We were impressed by its high scalability, demonstrated performance and its acceptance in the marketplace.”

Commissioned by the Victorian Fire Services Commissioner (FSC), Dialog’s FireReady solution is a powerful, easy to use, fast and reliable mobile application that makes critical data about bushfires available to millions of potentially affected people in seconds.

Dialog built FireReady to be highly scalable, robust and cost effective with a focus on getting as much relevant information to users as possible. It allows users to receive push notifications about Incidents, Emergencies, Total Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings occurring in user defined locations or their current location using Google Maps.

Dialog VSEA FireReady Award

The VSEA judges commented that FireReady is “not just another app but a cloud based service offering up to date and authoritative incidents warnings to the public.  We were impressed by its high scalability, demonstrated performance and its acceptance in the marketplace.”

FireReady uses Google Maps, Push Notifications and integrates with Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It runs in the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Elastic Load Balancing for high availability and state wide access. The application runs 24*7 and uses auto scaling, which allows the infrastructure to grow dynamically, easily coping with 1 million plus users during high fire danger periods.

It is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Dialog can quickly deploy FireReady to any other jurisdiction in Australia or overseas and latest releases now deliver similar features and performance in management of emergency services communications for natural disasters such as floods and storms.

Dialog has developed successful mobile apps for many large organisations. With over 1,000 IT consultants throughout Australia, and partnerships with large IT suppliers such as Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Google, Dialog can quickly respond to client needs and develop robust and high-quality applications.

Click here for more information on FireReady.

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