Technology that Transforms
THE ONE APP THAT CAN HELP CHANGE THE WORLD
One.org, the anti-poverty advocacy group co-founded by Bono, brings together the latest activism tools in a powerful mobile app designed to make it easy to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease:
GET THE FACTS.
The ONE App gives you instant access to information on proven projects that are saving lives, helping put kids in school and improving futures. The app also keeps you up-to-date with daily content, photos, videos and push notifications for breaking news.
Join the ONE movement on the go and engage your social network to mobilize your friends. The ONE App is the only pro-social app that allows you to track and share your poverty-fighting actions and see what actions your ONE friends are taking in real-time.
With a few taps on your iPhone, you can call your member of Congress, meet up at an event or sign and share a petition - powerful tools that add your voice to the more than 2.5 million ONE members advocating on behalf of the world's poorest people. By raising our voices as one, we can persuade political leaders to create and fund effective projects and policies that are delivering real results.
Download the ONE App now.
SMARTPHONE APPS TURN CITIZENS INTO SCIENTISTS
Contributed by Sarah Kuck of Dowser
Around 100 million Americans use web-connected, camera-equipped phones on a daily -- probably hourly -- basis. Which is why many developers are exploring how this extraordinary resource can be harnessed for social change. By using our phones to snap photographs of trash-filled riverbeds, for example, or geo-tag pervasive noise pollution, just about anyone can contribute to vital data treasures that can reshape the world. Such crowd-sourced data advances scientific research and improves long-term planning. Today, we feature a few of our favorite apps that are empowering everyday people to become citizen scientists:
> NOAH, or Networked Organisms And Habitats, is an iPhone app that helps people learn more about the natural world using the virtual one. Download field guides to look up different organisms you want to learn more about, or volunteer for a mission to help research groups and organizations track invasive plants or log photographs of endangered species. Right now, NOAH is working with groups who need help tracking wildlife in the Gulf Coast region.
> Using the Visibility smartphone app, you can help researchers at the Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory measure air pollution. After downloading the app, take a picture of the sky, rate the visibility and upload the image. The researchers who receive your image have developed an algorithm that lets them assess the particulate matter in the air just by collecting a large quantity of unobstructed images of the sky. So the more images you send in, they better they can evaluate the air pollution in your area.
> Creek Watch is an iPhone app that lets you help monitor the health of your local watershed. If you pass by a waterway you can use the Creek Watch application to snap a picture and note how much water and trash you see. Analysts aggregate the data and share it with water control boards to help them track pollution and manage water resources.
Thanks to our partners at Dowser.org, the site for Solution Journalism.