Google offers a Helping Hand for those missing in Jammu & Kashmir Flood
Google offers a Helping Hand for those missing in Jammu & Kashmir Flood.
Google has offered help for lakhs of people who are looking for information about their missing family members in Jammu & Kashmir by an app – The Google Person Finder.
This app was first developed by Google in 2010 during the earthquake in Haiti and it “helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters” according to its official website.
This app when opened lets users to find information about missing people and also allow to furnish information about a survivor.
After typing the name of the missing person, it shows a page showing a list of people with the same name and other information like his or her address and whether he or she is alive or not.
“Someone has received information that this person is alive”, says the app, which then guides the user to a page with basic information about the person and the source of that info.
The app also allows the user to provide information about a person, and specifically asks if contact with the stranded person was made after the disaster.
The app has earlier helped out in the wake of major disasters, including the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the Pakistan floods in 2010.