Appmosphere, Inc. Developing Mobile App for Parents in a Public Crisis

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App will put first responders in touch with parents in emergencies

When you have a tragedy like this, you review your procedures

-Poughkeepsie, NY Superintendent,
Laval Wilson

As an app development company working with Newtown Township and South Windsor, CT for their community mobile application, Appmosphere has been deeply affected by the tragedy. They are therefore donating an app that will assist the community in staying informed during a crisis. As the nation grieves this tragedy, Appmosphere is designing a mobile tool that, while won’t prevent tragedies like the one at Sandy Hill Elementary, will help citizens of a community communicate better in these situations.

Appmosphere will develop an app that gives real-time information about a given community, and will be available to all parents, guardians and concerned citizens.

It is a mobile application that alerts the public of an emergency and is a direct communication between parents, teachers, family, and law enforcement. It will alert parents to the status of an emergency and allow them to talk directly with the first responders. Nathan Ooley, the President of Appmosphere says, “Currently, traditional media is better informed than parents, and as parents, we would rather hear about an emergency in our community from authorities and first responders, as opposed to the media.” In the future, parents will no longer be given the horrible news of the possible death of their child in text message form, as were the parents of the Sandy Hill Elementary students.

As application developers, Appmosphere can offer a service to parents by helping them stay informed about their children when emergencies occur. As first responders are at a disadvantage in these situations, Appmosphere need some assistance from the public in allowing information to flow freely. Newtown had approached them earlier this year to develop a community app. They were inspired by the town’s vision to improve communication amongst its citizens. Sadly, this work was not completed before events of December 14th. Hopefully, in the future, this app will provide some assistance to families in similar situations.

Once this application has been approved for use in Newtown, Appmosphere will offer it to other communities for a service fee, with a donation model included to help victims of tragedies such as this. Appmosphere will be developing the application for release in mid 2013.

Appmosphere is a full-service provider of mobile application development and mobility services, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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