Countries in the Horn of Africa now have a mobile app that allows disaster managers to send out alerts and collect field reports from volunteers. The app is called REACT HOA or Regional Early Warning Action and Communication Tool Horn of Africa.
It was built in 30 days by a startup from Cebu.
“People said it was impossible to do it in 30 days. We were building on three platforms: Web, iOS, and Android. But we already had a framework that made the impossible timeline possible,” said Tudlo Innovation Solutions Managing Director Kristoffer Vince Loremia.