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Winner: Future Applications for Development

Rashmi Dravid and Ali Al-Sherbaz University of Northampton  has recently got a special mention in the ”Future Apps for Development challenge!" project organised by the Nokia supported IdeasProject for the project idea iSurvive-Mobile Application for Disaster Management. 


"A versatile mobile application for mobilising support, emergency services and resources during disaster management in situations of natural disasters, like earthquake, floods, fire and with additional security extensions for situations, such as, terrorist attacks mobilising support, services and resources" Taken from http://www.ideasproject.com/ideas/15578


More details of the proposal can be found at iSurvive-Mobile Application for Disaster Management.


IdeasProject is an online community for everybody from all around the world to brainstorm. It enables the two-way exchange of ideas between users and   developers around innovation powered by Nokia.

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