The growing problem of climate change has significantly affected our weather conditions. We’re seeing more floods, bigger hurricanes, and extreme weather changes. Microsoft wants to help. So it is launching an app called HelpBridge that aims to help its users connect with the people that matter to them the most during a large scale natural disaster, such as the recent Hurricane Sandy that devastated the U.S. in late October 2012.
HelpBridge will not only alert your love ones regarding your current situation, but it will also allow users who are lucky enough to share their resources to others who are in need. The app basically has two main options – the “I need help” option, and the “I’m OK” option. The former option brings the user to a messaging section where users can quickly type messages and post them directly to Facebook, via email or SMS.
Users can also opt to share their location so that others can find them. As for the latter option, there are three ways to help, either by giving money via PayPal, giving goods, or by volunteering your time to help, either locally or nationwide. HelpBridge is available as a free download on Windows Phone, Android and iPhone. To download the app, head over to the official HelpBridge page to select your mobile platform.
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