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Could Your Next App Save Lives?

Originally Posted By Susannah Rosenfield  | December 2, 2014 | 4-min read
Jayraj on September 8, 2020  

Apps are a wonderful thing. Our life is surrounded by mobile devices and mobile apps. To give you perspective, smartphone apps make up for almost 50% of internet traffic. It is predicted that by 2025, apps will overtake desktop and be responsible for most of the internet’s traffic.

This move towards mobile means that having a mobile app is a crucial move for a business. This shifting trend towards mobile is why software like our own Appy Pie AppMakr, gives users the ability to create apps for their small businesses. One of the types of apps that are made with Appy Pie AppMakr are emergency alert apps. These aren’t business apps directly but cover important ground and can help make smartphones even more useful. Emergency apps for smartphones, as their name suggests, are either temporary or permanent apps created to be used during emergencies and life-threatening situations. With Appy AppMakr’s 200+ features, creating an emergency app is easy. Today’s blog, however, asks a different question to all app enthusiasts. Could your next app save lives?Could Your Next App Save Lives - Appy PieAn app that could save lives. You must wonder what kind of apps do that. Can an app save lives? After scouring the internet, we found certain perennial apps that can save your life someday. We’ll list some of them out!

A List of Life-Saving Apps

Here’s a list of life-saver apps.

  • First Aid:
  • Made by the Red Cross, First Aid is an app that can help you learn and perform basic first aid for a person. The app provides a clutter-free interface that teaches first aid and provides necessary life-saving tips for disaster emergencies. First Aid is a one-of-a-kind life-saving app.First Aid - Appy Pie

  • Pet First Aid:
  • Just like First Aid, Pet First Aid provides similar services for your pets.Pet First Aid - Appy Pie

  • Patronus:
  • Patronus is a different kind of life-saving app. While it does not help in medical emergencies, it does track your phone efficiently and can let your close ones know if you’re in trouble or distress. This app is especially useful if you find yourself in an unfriendly neighborhood.Patronus - Appy Pie

  • Red Panic Button:
  • As the name suggests, Red Panic Button is an app where you can pre-add people that are close to you. Once you open the app, it shows a red button that you can press when you are in trouble. This automatically sends an alert to all loved ones or the police as per your preset preferences.Red Panic Button - Appy Pie

  • Disaster Alert:
  • As the name suggests, Disaster Alert can save your life by providing crucial information, best practices, etc about various kinds of natural disasters. From tornadoes to floods to earthquakes, disaster alerts can help you get out of it. It can even help geolocate you if you get stuck in an area.Disaster Alert - Appy Pie
Apart from the apps listed above, there are various other life-saving apps too. A lot of apps have unique ways in which they can save your lives. For example, health apps such as heart rate checkers, fitness tracking apps, etc can indirectly help save your life by promoting a healthier lifestyle. With the COVID-19 pandemic in full-swing, health apps that can indirectly save your life have become commonplace. Most of these apps are free and are government-funded. These apps provide you information about COVID-19, let you know of nearby virus hotspots, and use geo-location data to tell you if you are in contact with a positively tested person.

The Significance of Life-Saving Apps

COVID-19 has proven the significance of such life-saving apps. However, a key challenge that governments faced while creating apps for COVID was the lack of a proper ‘blueprint’. A life-saving app blueprint is essentially an app that can be copied for any kind of health requirement or disaster relief. The lack of such a blueprint means that there isn’t an app or set app design template for a lifesaver app. The lack of a definitive app that could act as a blueprint was one of the reasons for the fast and wide-reaching spread of the corona virus. Apps that save lives must be made in the shortest amount of time possible and should still manage to be user-friendly, intuitive, and informative. So it brings us to a very big question,

Can You Create a Standardized App That Can Save Lives?

The answer to this is both yes and no. The app market is all about innovation. For the last few years, however, this innovation has been missing. Innovation in the life-saver app sector is crucial. There is not even an existing emergency app or a life-saver app prototype. However, you can build one. If you have an idea that you feel can become standardized, feel free to create an app today. One good thing is that app-building has become so easy now, that you don’t even need coding knowledge. The budding no-code industry has many leading software just like our very own Appy Pie AppMakr. The best part about these? You can create apps in a few clicks! The sheer capability of the best no-code app builders can help you create efficient apps at a low cost. So try creating this app. We openly invite you to try creating a standardized app with Appy Pie AppMakr for free! Life-Saving apps need to be made. A standardized app for emergency alerts, a standardized app for health apps, etc must be created. Experiment with Appy Pie AppMakr and see if you can create such an app. Here’s a blog on how to create apps with Appy Pie AppMakr.


Take your app idea for an app that can save lives and turn it into reality. We could use a life-saving app right now. Before I end this blog, I would like to wish you the best and also remind you to wear a mask. Get away from that idiotic no-mask crowd! Have a nice day!

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