Welcome to the SARCALL App page

SARCALLThis page contains information regarding the mobile apps associated with the SARCALL platform. The site is in the early stages of development.

What does the app do?

The SARCALL App complements the web version of SARCALL and is meant for all team members regardless of which role they have.

The first iteration of the app has three basic functionalities:

  • Makes sending SAR responses easier.
  • Allows you to store preconfigured and editable messages to send.
  • Detects grid references (UK and Ireland), postcodes, w3w, eastings and northings in messages and allows you to open the location in any mapping software installed on your phone.

 Further functionality will be added as the app is continuing to be developed.

Provided is also a stand-alone app called SARCALL-alarm that allows you to configure your phone so that sarcall messages can override your phone's silent setting.

App versions

Android apps

The official android version of the SARCALL APP can be downloaded here from the Google Play store. The privacy policy for this app can be found here.

If you don't mind the app accessing your sms messages you can install the unofficial version 1.5 from here This avoids you having to copy and paste incoming sarcall messages into the app.

Note that not all phones allow apps to be installed from unknown sources.

Addon - SARCALL Alarm App

This app will allow you to overwrite the silent function of you android phone by activating an alarm! This app is only available on Android.

Download SARCALL-Alarm (When on the page please long-click/right-click on the link and then select "Download Link")

IPhone apps

The iphone version of the SARCALL APP is now live. You can obtain it from the App Store - search for "sarcall-app".


User guides

The SARCALL APP user guides provide step by step instructions on how to set up and use the app: