Now, find blood donors on mobile

Published: 17th May 2013 10:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2013 10:56 AM   |  A+A-

Information and technology minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah on Thursday launched mobile applications for blood donors’ organisation website, on platforms including iOS, Andriod, Java and Windows.

Appreciating the efforts of the organisation to reach out to the public in a big way, he congratulated Abhilash Reddy, a software engineer hailing from Karimnagar, for developing the friends2support iOS platform.

The new mobile application will give people a wider scope to access the web directory of blood donors all over the country at anytime of the day. was started seven years ago by five software professionals to create a comprehensive open database of blood donors, so the needy can access it in times of emergency. Given the rapid advancements in mobile technologies, the organisation has decided to adopt mobile applications that will help the user readily access the open database of blood donors from their mobiles.

The applications launched for the website on different mobile platforms are free of cost. Now, there are about 1.5 lakh members in the organisation, which started with just 20.

The organisation had entered the Limca Book of Records 2013 as the largest website of the blood donors. According to Shareef, one of the founders, the target is to have one crore donors in the database in the next four years and to have a toll free number so that common people can have easy access.


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