June 25, 2016 2:45 pm

Disaster Apps That Could Save Your Life

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In 2016, it’s safe to say that there is now an app for everything. Every single day, thousands of apps are downloaded onto our smartphones and tablets. Although lots of us refer to our smartphones as ‘’life savers’’ – did you know that your phone could save your life? Increasingly, communication technologies are significantly affecting our personal and family safety. Communication technologies (from social media to mobile innovation) allow us track natural disasters and can help us when an unanticipated disaster strikes. Over the past decade, there has been an extraordinary amount of catastrophes throughout the world. More than ever, there is a need to develop faster and more effective methods of initiating relief efforts and helping with disaster recovery.

App developers have designed many social media and communication apps that aid the public in their time of need. Because of these apps, it is now possible to track severe weather events and natural disasters. So which apps do you need? But which ones are worth downloading and which are not? The people at Nature’s Water have scoured the IOS and Google play app stores to find 10 of the top disaster apps available on the market.

The infographic features the ‘’Red Panic Button’’ app which allows you to simply push the red panic button on your screen and it will instantly send your GPS coordinates and a link to Google Maps, by text or email, to a formerly specified contact (or contact list). For professionals, the Guardly app, allows you to receive emergency and operational alerts from your company or company’s security team in the event of an emergency.

It includes ‘’Disaster Alert by the Pacific Disaster Centre’’ which offers mobile access to multi-hazard monitoring of and early warning for active hazards throughout the world. Also featured is ‘’Life360’’ – an app that lets you and your loved ones set up a private network. In the event of an emergency, all you have to do is tap a button to inform your family of your location and whether you’re safe or not. For all the details, let’s take a look at the infographic below!

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Author Bio

Nature’s Water Ltd. provides a wide range of solutions for water issues. With over 30 years’ experience, their goal is to provide their customers with the healthiest and purest water possible, which is free of harmful bacteria and contaminants.