Given the recent news reports about chemical weapons in Syria, terrorist attacks, violence against citizens, and warfare waging in many cities around the world, I was struck by the fact that the Financial Times newspaper devoted coveted space on its…
In this article Patty Seybold shares two apps developed to address safety needs in war zones.
Developed by people experiencing war zone conditions in Beirut, ma2too3a (Android) crowd sources observations into a mobile app
This application allows you to know where tire burning, protests, or armed combat is happening at any time! It even shows you a traffic jam as it happens! Any user can update all others instantly about such an event, including the exact time and location.
Whenever an event is put to an end, a red rose will appear :)
Way to Safety allows “users to record gunfire and send it to the site, which will identify the weapon from a sound database and triangulate recordings to pinpoint the exact location and type of fighting.”