SMS PersonFinder

Ted Lee's picture
June 5, 2011 - 22:22 -- Ted Lee
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SMS Interface to Google Person Finder. Google Person Finder is an amazing service that can help save lives in towns, cities, and countries struck by disasters. Unfortunately, it relies on these people having access to devices and internet infrastructure that are easily compromised or destroyed during a disaster. SMS PersonFinder allows any of the 4.5 billion people with a phone in their pocket to interface, search, and report to the Google Person Finder database increasing the accessibility of Person Finder to a global level. Find usage and try it out now at: http://smspersonfinder.appspot.com/
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Currently it uses Tropo to handle SMS querrying/sending and relies on App Engine for the front-end and back-end parsing and database usage.
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