Hi Friends! Hope you’re well today. I welcome you on board. In this post today, I’ll detail how apps are saving lives in the wilderness.
Whenever disaster strikes in the wilderness, be it from fires, storms, or other natural disasters, it can be a daunting task for people and animals to get the help they need to get out of potentially life-threatening circumstances. Animals, particularly endangered species, get caught in all kinds of situations that require attention, but obviously, they can’t just pick up the phone and call for help, and for people, they might not have the means to fare much better if their phones are out of service or they get injured and can’t move.
When it comes to wildlife rescue operations and conservation, location-based apps can actually make a huge impact and may lead to lives being saved thanks to the services they provide.
How Apps Can Get the Right Help Notified
Wildlife rangers and emergency service teams take to the field to resolve issues including natural disaster assistance and rescue. Thanks to location-based apps, their jobs can be made a whole lot easier because they can quickly find people in need and can evaluate injuries of wildlife right on their phones directly.
Some quintessential features include GPS and location-based data, and location based app development takes these into account when they create apps that are meant to be used in emergency situations.
This not only helps rescue operatives, but also everyday users who might be stuck in certain situations or come across injured wildlife. For example, the Animal Help Now! the app allows you to quickly make a call to the nearest rescue center or rehabilitation facility, while also providing helpful tips that anyone can understand.
The Uses of Location Data
Location data allows users to quickly find out where they are in relation to the surrounding area, and send out signals to nearby areas of assistance. By using geolocation, tracking, and GPS functions, rangers are able to expedite the process of getting people and wildlife the help they need by pinpointing an exact location and contacting the proper emergency responders. Some GPS data can be used without a phone signal or wifi, making it so that even in remote areas, help can still arrive thanks to these apps giving a general read of a victim’s location. This helps in situations where a quick response is necessary, and contacting the right help leads to reduced suffering and lives saved. For example, the ISOS Emergency App on Android is able to send an alert to contact with your current location, complete with alarms and area-specific emergency service list.
Not only do these apps provide location data, but they can also be informative outside emergency scenarios. They can provide warning messages, displays of information on how to properly handle injured animals, and help them identify where help is immediately needed.
Emergency services can use these apps to pinpoint trouble areas and respond quickly, but the apps aren’t limited to being helpful just for them. Thanks to these location-based apps, anyone has the means and resources to help those in need, and lives can be saved as a result.
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