An unprecedented opportunity for Computational Action
These are times unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. Unlike previous generations before us we have the power to make a difference by creating our own mobile technology to guide and aid us as we face this unique challenge.
We invite our fantastically creative MIT App Inventor community from all ages to put their ingenuity to good use and create socially conscious mobile apps that will help defeat the spread of the disease, aid our local communities and give strength to our fellow world citizens in these difficult times.
We need apps that inform, connect, and inspire people in your community and around the world.
inform people of the facts about the virus
inform people about how to stay safe and healthy
inform people how to wash their hands and otherwise maintain good hygiene
dispel wrong information and fake news about the disease
inform very young children about the virus in the form of games
connect people for purposes of child-care
help people with their groceries and other emergency shopping
connect people to reliable and up-to-date sources of information
connect people to each other in case of an emergency
inform people of the sources of medical help available in a given locality
alert people of an impending dangerous situation
alert close family, friends in case of sickness and ask for help
help care for the elderly and other vulnerable members of our community
inform about volunteer opportunities in a community
inspire people with quotes of wisdom and courage to remind them to be hopeful, kind and strong
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We invite you to
create ingenious apps
share them on the MIT App Inventor project gallery and Google Play Store
create a blog about your Computational Action project
create YouTube App Inventor tutorials to inspire others to learn how to take part in Computational Action
share links to your app project, blog, video tutorial and other work in social media under the hashtag #AppInventorCoronavirusChallenge
Rest assured that as the human family we will come out stronger, wiser and more unified than ever before as we learn to eradicate this disease together. Now is your chance to shine and do your part. Stay healthy. Stay smart.