Published: 17th August 2018
This Coimbatore start-up has developed an app to help the Kerala flood victims
The app was launched today and it will connect donors, victims and others in a single platform
While Kerala floods have left everyone in panic and despair, a Coimbatore start-up Climate Smart Technologies has developed an android app Save Kerala, that connects the victims with relief material collectors, coordinators, donors and NGOs.
The app was released on Play Store today. A brainchild of Jeeva Nandhan Duraisamy, a former World Bank Consultant who had taken part in UN's rescue operations previously is aiming to bring his expertise in the field of climate change, disaster management and technology to help thousands who are stranded in different parts of Kerala without any proper help.
"The app is still in the developing stage. We're yet to update many details. My team and I started working on it yesterday night," says Jeeva. He also explains to us how the app will work. "The app has an interface for the donors and victims. Victims can post their pictures with a geotag and a short video. It will be visible on google map. They can also request requirements through a questionnaire," he adds. Using the geotag, the app's team will be able to verify that the request is genuine. Alternatively, friends and relatives of victims can also post a request here. The requirements will be visible to the donors, who can donate money to the victims or to the CM's relief fund. They're also planning to connect with a few NGOs that will help the donors to send goods.
Right now, the app developers are looking for people who can read, write and understand any of these languages, apart form English — Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada.
If you're willing to help, get in touch with Jeevan Nandha Duraisamy at +919080593139 or drop a message to www.facebook.com/edexnie
You can download the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kerala.flood.relief