Today, Microsoft released a new app that, though may not be useful every day, will definitely become a necessity in times of disaster. The point of the app is rather important.

If you are in a disaster type situation, the app helps you send messages to specific groups of people, post a message on Facebook and also provides GPS coordinates so that your loved ones can find you and see the disaster impact in your immediate area. With the amount of natural disasters seemingly on the rise, it is good to see a larger company looking to remedy the concern that comes from knowing your family may have been affected.

Also, the app allows you to assume the role of helpful citizen by supplying info on how you can donate to specific relief funds such as using Pay-Pal or text-to-donate options. It will also link with organizations on the ground that you can meet up with to donate your time to helping victims of these disasters.  Launching on all three major platforms today, this app will most definitely be important to have on your device in case of emergency. You can find the respective OS versions below.

iOS here

Android here

Windows Phone here

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