5 apps for you to give back
Mar 24, 2014 12:00 PM –
Over the past few years smartphone and tablets have changed the way we live our lives. We bank, shop, and socialize using our devices with the power from our pockets becoming ever more incredible.
In more recent times charity organisations have even got in on the act. Coming up with a variety of ways to engage with conscious individuals, and in some cases charities can raise money without the user even having to make a donation.
Keep fit and raise money at the same time. Joining forces with a number of companies, Charity Miles tracks your workout and donates at least 10 cents for every mile ran to a charity of your choosing.
You can walk, run, or cycle to get sponsors donating, and with more and more people joining, the revolution is already well under way.
Donate A Photo
Having already helped over 40,000 mothers, 10,000 children and 2,657 newborns this app from Johnson & Johnson has already done so much. But there’s still plenty more to be done. This photography based app is similar to Instagram, except for ever photo uploaded, the family company donate $1 to a cause of your choice.
There are a whole range you can choose to donate to, and by sharing on social media you can reach those targets even quicker.
Play To Cure: Genes In Space
Not many games can help in the fight against cancer, but this adventure through intergalactic space does just that. Cancer Research UK has teamed up with Full Tilt Poker and the Rational Group to provide essential research carried out through an app that is as addictive and fun as Angry Birds.
Using real genetic patterns as a flight path, you must battle your way through space, blasting asteroids whilst sending key research back to scientists as they analyse the path to help beat one of the world’s biggest killers.
There’s nothing like getting one over on your friends, but things just got a little more interesting with Budge. You can add a wager to anything from a running marathon to a burger eating marathon. But here’s the beauty, the loser has to make a small donation to a charity of your choice.
The app has a built in news feed so you can follow your friend’s challenges, and even cast another wager.
Raising money for Help for Heroes, this app leads you through a series of missions to help protect your wounded soldiers. Jump over tires, slide under fences and lead your bears to safety collecting coins along the way.
The app costs just £1.99 with £1 going directly to the injured servicemen and women who help support the injured.