8 December 2011
The British Red Cross will empower smartphone users worldwide to act in an emergency, with the launch of its new mobile app.
The Red Cross’ free app features simple, easy-to-understand advice on 18 everyday first aid scenarios, as well as tips on how to prepare for emergencies, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents.
Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education aid, said: "If a friend or family member had a heart attack or choked, would you know how to help them? With this mobile app anyone can have life-saving skills at their fingertips. It revolutionises the way we learn first aid."
Available for Apple, Android and Blackberry, the app includes videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice. The information is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access.
An essential app for your smartphone
In user testing, the app has been described as "fun", "important" and "impressive", and been greeted with exclamations of "I can’t believe it’s free" and "when can I get this on my phone?" The answer is now. Be one of the first to get this essential app on your smart phone and don’t forget to tell your friends and family about it too – by sharing this app, you can help save lives.
The Apple and Android version are available to download now and the BlackBerry version will follow in a few days time.
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