The Challenge | Don’t Forget the Can Opener!

Create an easy-to-use way for people to develop their own, custom checklists – both items and plans – for specific kinds of disasters. Use NASA images, videos, or data visualizations to illustrate each disaster type, to help people understand how to prepare.

Disaster Forecaster

The disaster forecaster is an interactive app that aims at warning people about the upcoming natural disasters.

Disasters Forecasters

the problem;

we heard many stories about people were in the middle of very serious natural disasters because of the lack of knowing, and most of observatories send the news to the governments and media agencies not directly to the people who in the area that facing the disaster. also, most of the disasters area lost the communication infrastructures during the event. in order to that, many lives are lost because of these chaos

Our project aims to protecting people by providing them an accessible resource where they can easily learn about the upcoming natural disasters and thus avoid the affected areas.

The application works as follows:

  1. It collects information from satellites, and local observatories.
  2. It connects with other apps which are aware of the user’s current location or the user’s travel plans.
  3. The application has the permission to connect to the wifi automatically even if it is disabled, so it can collects data and sends notifications to the user.
  4. Once the data is received in the app, it notifies the user in case he/she is geographically located near the affected location or is planning to visit that local.
  5. the app has the ability to linked with social media in order of knowing the current location of the users.
  6. the app has the ability to linked with travel applications such as booking and Expedia to in order of knowing the future plan of the users. for example, if user has a plan to go to Bali island in a specific time, the app will be aware about that plan and will send any forecast notification for any disasters event that could happened

advantages and future features;

  1. using drones as a router to provide internet wifi in case of damage local network and collect data.
  2. because of the low coast of the application, it's easy to provide the application even to the government of poor countries.

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