There are gratuitous gaming apps, there are useful utility apps, there are even apps that are so utterly useless that to call them ‘frivolous’ would be an insult to the frivolous. Then there is the British Red Cross First Aid app – an app that has already been proven to save lives and has just reached the download milestone of 250,000…
Ever been at the scene of a road accident, had someone collapse in the street in front of you, or had a family member come a cropper in your own home and didn’t know how to help? Well, thanks to this medical miracle of modern technology, next time you encounter an emergency you can summon some lifesaving skills on your smartphone.
Launched just six months ago, the British Red Cross app offers easy to understand advice on 18 everyday scenarios, along with tips on how to prepare for potential problems from severe weather to traffic accidents, making it an app essential.
Having now hit a cool quarter of a million downloads, the British Red Cross is all set to release an update within the next few days featuring an even cleaner and crisper interface, brand new features, additional images and compatibility with the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid education said: “For us this app was a step into using a new digital medium, so we are extremely proud of reaching this milestone and very grateful to the public for their support and faith in our product.
“In the highly competitive mobile technology arena not many apps reach a quarter of a million downloads in such a short space of time. To us, it reflects the progress we’ve made towards our goal – empowering people with the knowledge and confidence they need to respond to emergencies and learn basic first aid skills that could help save a life.”
You can download the British Red Cross First Aid app for free from Google Play.