Wireless Emergency Alerts What was that?: Mobile device Amber alerts By Daniel Starks • Jul 29, 2013 Have you ever gotten a random text message from a number you didn't recognize? What about an alert from local authorities? Many local residents received a late night message regarding an Amber Alert to their mobile devices. No App Required: Emergency weather alerts for your cell phone By Daniel Starks • May 14, 2012 Google Image Technology and weather awareness work hand-in-hand in a new project that brings a special type of text messaging to your mobile device when severe weather is near you.