Category Archives: Apps & Gadgets

Meet Don-8er, the cute little fundraising robot

Street-based charity workers, be alert for there may be a new sheriff in town; the Don-8er the mechanical alternative who offers a bit of entertainment in exchange for donations. Any stranger can place coins into the body of the robot, which will respond with lights and excitements. After a short period of time, the robot will then stop moving and await for further donations before making any movements again. Read the rest of this entry

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How BullyingUK uses web and iPhone apps to raise awareness of bullying

With bullying being a persistent problem, BullyingUK has created a web app where you can design an anti-bullying poster for free. The poster creator is available to install on your Chrome browser straight away from Google’s Chrome web store. This will allow users to have a one-click access to the poster creating service. BullyingUK also have their own web app available to download from iTunes and it provides advice with the ability to share and you can also create posters via the app too.

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How charities use mobile donation to raise funds

Vodafone has recently has joined up with online donation service JustGiving to allow mobile phone users to donate to any of Britain’s 184,000 charities via text messaging. And the good news is that 100% of the fee will go to the charities. Some people may doubt the effectiveness of mobile phone donation but it has massive potential and it can raise tens of millions of pounds. Read the rest of this entry

iHobo: the world’s first live action charity iPhone app

It’s very easy to ignore the homeless people when you walk down the street. But little do you know how complex the life of a homeless person can really be. One of the main reasons why there are people living in the street is down to fear and they are running from violence or abuse. It’s unfortunate that there are homeless people out there who are unfairly stuck with a stigma which labels them as  a drug-taking alcoholic scrounger. You can see for yourself by downloading the iHobo iPhone app where you will have your over own hobo living in your iPhone for 3 days.

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