Google Creates ‘Person Finder App’ For Japan
Search giant creates tool to help Japan cope with a historic natural catastrophe.
It’s great when a company has enough resources to step up to help those in need almost instantly.
Japan was struck by the strongest earthquake in its history earlier today and Business Insider has reported that over 88,000 people are missing. The death toll is steadily increasing according to the New York Times, and there is a nuclear plant that is at risk of being effected by the catastrophe. More tsunamis are expected to follow.
The tool is available in 5 languages and can be embedded into your site. The application was initially created by developers in response to the earthquake in Haiti, and it looks like it is being re-purposed now for Japan. Video of what’s happening in real-time can be found on CNN.