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Is the Country You're In Safe For Your iPhone? Find Out ... On Your iPhone

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

From Bloomberg News:

The State Department released a phone application for Apple Inc. (AAPL) devices today that gives globe- trotters access to travel alerts, maps, U.S. embassy locations and other details about countries, including crime and visa requirements.

The free “Smart Traveler” application is compatible with iPhones, iPod touches and iPads with operating systems 4.0 or later. It is available for downloading at Apple’s online iTunes store.

The application provides a wide array of material including safety, security and general country background information.

The application includes contact information for embassies, but there's no way to report a problem or contact the embassy itself from within the app.

(With Andrew Seo)