Here's a crowdfunding project with a twist: instead of pledging a certain amount to buy a new gadget for yourself, an underserved senior citizen will receive said product instead.
The project in question is Silverline, which is seeking funding on Indiegogo to equip senior citizens with smartphones preloaded with essential apps.
Silverline Mobile's Singapore-based creators, Jason Aspes and Lilin Phng, have developed senior-friendly iOS apps that provide useful information and keep them connected to loved ones. The five apps that have already been developed are:
Discover: Snap automatically geotagged photos and add captions to document activities for the day.
Well Being: Reminders to drink water, take medication and watch videos for health tips.
Inspire: News stories delivered in the form of text, images and videos.
Connect: Tap a contact's photo to call him/her immediately.
Emergency: Tap simple icons to call for emergency assistance.
A screenshot of the Connect app.
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