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Apps that Are Changing the World
Written by wyncode on 8th December 2014, 10:00 AM
Can a smartphone app change the world? It turns out that there are many apps available that are doing their part to make your life easier and make the world a better place.
Donate A Photo
Parents love to share pictures of their kids with the world and now the Donate A Photo makes it possible to share those pictures and help children around the world. For every photo shared on the Donate A Photo and the Johnson and Johnson Corporation will donate $1 to Save the Children. The app is free and so is the service.
For the people who want to buy healthy and environmentally friendly products, the GoodGuide app has a scientific process it uses to help you find what you are looking for. If you scan a product’s barcode into the GoodGuide app, the app will tell you if the product is truly healthy for you, or if it is good for the environment. The ratings given are based on scientific data and input from a wide variety of customers.
In the United States, a crumbling infrastructure has become a growing concern for the federal and state governments, as well as citizens. The SeeClickFix app allows people to submit pictures and other information to a central database that will then transfer the data to the proper municipal authorities. The information can deal with crumbling bridges, graffiti, large potholes or anything else that requires immediate attention.
The instances of bullying among children has escalated thanks to the convenience of cyber bullying. Now bullies can harass other children without leaving their homes and most children who are bullied avoid saying anything because they do not want to deal with the questions and the attention.
But the STOPit app allows children who are being bullied to send a screen shot of the bullying incident on social media through their smartphone to a school administrator or other trusted adult who can handle the situation with candor.
When a smartphone app can help call attention to a damaged infrastructure or get money to starving children, then that app is doing a lot to change the world. There are many apps available that are doing their part to make the world a better place and to make your life a lot easier at the same time.