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Android Lifesaver Apps

By on August 8, 2012

New apps designed to save lives are here! Though this app was developed by Verizon, it’s available for all Android smartphones. HopeLine was created by Big Red in conjunction with MEDL Mobile and wants to encourage people to turn in unused cell phones to support domestic violence victims and survivors.

It’s a good cause, considering domestic violence affects nearly 1 in 4 women, 1 in 9 men and more than 3 million children. The app offers easy instructions on donating your unused devices by mail or help finding HopeLine donation centers. There’s also access to nationwide domestic violence resources and an emergency call button directly to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).

And then there’s always good stuff from the American Red Cross. They are launching ‘the Hurricane app.’  The free Android app allows you to monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Features Include:

  •  Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even if the cell towers are down and the power is out.
  •  Monitor weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with location-based alerts for the U.S. and its territories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
  • Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
  • Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
  • Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
  • Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.

Two really good mobile applications to help those afflicted by domestic violence and the other to stay safe when threatened by a hurricane. And did I mention they are totally free to download.

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