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Four Apps That Want To Change The World

  1. 1. Four Apps That Want To Change The World
  2. 2. You have to be signed in to your Google account Over the last 6 years, FreedomApps' programming team have developed over 130 awesome apps for clients in over 13 countries. They’ve spent nearly 250,000 man hours in front of their keyboards programming new app ideas. We know our stuff! And we’re constantly on the cutting edge of which apps are hot and which are not. Even more important we’re watching trends over the next 3 years to see what the next big winners are likely to be. We have two offices both in Sydney and abroad. In Sydney we’re situated amongst the leafy streets and cafes of trendy Victoria St, Darlinghurst.
  3. 3. Unless you have been living under a rock in the past few weeks, you have surely heard of a series of troubling news stories.
  4. 4. With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to get swept up in all the negativity.
  5. 5. As a welcome break, let us look at some of the better things happening, specifically in the world of app development.
  6. 6. Here are some app developers who are looking to change the world through technology.
  7. 7. SANE Bipolar App
  8. 8. SANE Australia, a national charity focused on mental illness, has built an app that helps people with bipolar disorder.
  9. 9. SANE’s app works by identifying early signs of mania through sensing the user’s activity throughout the day.
  10. 10. The idea is simple. The app simply alerts someone else when an event is triggered.
  11. 11. When something unusual comes up, the app then alerts a trusted support person, who can be a friend, relative or medical practitioner.
  12. 12. The app is currently at a trial stage, but it is open to just Android users for now.
  13. 13. Kurdiji
  14. 14. Another mental health organization, BLACK DOG INSTITUTE, is partnering with NT elders to build Kurdiji.
  15. 15. It is an app that looks to LOWER SUICIDE rates among indigenous people.
  16. 16. KURDIJI is based on the stories and ceremonies of a local Milpiri.
  17. 17. The creators decided to collect the ideas of Milpirri into an app.
  18. 18. The app itself is just a COLLECTION of audio and video recordings, as well as text about the ceremony.
  19. 19. They believe that making Milpirri available to other aboriginal groups will also help them beat suicide.
  20. 20. KURDIJI is currently undergoing a round of funding. The makers are urging people to help launch the app.
  21. 21. Emergency+
  22. 22. Developed by the TRIPLE ZERO AWARENESS WORK GROUP, Emergency+ is an app that literally saves lives.
  23. 23. People who call (000) are sometimes unsure about their exact location.
  24. 24. This causes a bit of a delay for EMERGENCY responders to arrive at the scene.
  25. 25. EMERGENCY+ works by using the phone’s GPS to determine one’s exact location, which allows the user to direct the responders to the site more quickly.
  26. 26. EMERGENCY+ is the type of app that you will very rarely need, but will be very helpful when you finally do.
  27. 27. In fact, the app is recommended by NSW Ambulance. It is available for download on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
  28. 28. Naeus
  29. 29. From saving lives, let us now look at saving our home.
  30. 30. This interesting app is built by JEREMY and TIM BUTLER, it lets users identify native plants even without prior training.
  31. 31. NAEUS is basically a botanist in your phone.
  32. 32. It is based on the idea that having easier access to information will awaken your interest in the environment.
  33. 33. The app is the winner of an innovation event in Ipswich, called FIRE STATION 101.
  34. 34. According to the release, NAEUS takes advantage of image recognition technology to recognise plants.
  35. 35. NAEUS project is still in the prototype stage, but it is already being prepared for production.
  36. 36. thanks! ANY QUESTIONS? You can find us at: @freedomapps