Egyptian application notifies locals about bombs in their cities

“It seems bombs have become a daily routine to the extent that they have a special hashtag now,” tweeted one user.

A bus burns where a car bomb exploded at Beit Lid junction near Netanya, September 9, 2001 (photo credit: REUTERS)
A bus burns where a car bomb exploded at Beit Lid junction near Netanya, September 9, 2001
(photo credit: REUTERS)
An application notifying you about the location of potential bombs has made waves in Egypt's social media scene, the Egypt Indepedent quoted Al-Masry Al-Youm on Sunday as saying
"Beyolak" was launched in 2010 by 5 Egyptian tech upstarts as an application meant to warn commuters about bad traffic conditions, but rapidly became a tool used to spread the word on the presence of possible explosives since violence began escalating in recent months.
In one instance, the app was used to notify locals about a bomb found in a public transportation station in Alexandria, that a Metro Line was delayed because of a similar device and that trains en route from Cairo were stopped because of a suspicious object found in a tunnel.
“It seems bombs have become a daily routine to the extent that they have a special hashtag now,” tweeted one user.