Mapping applications have been gaining more and more popularity these days, what with the recent geotargeted data privacy policies set in motion by EU member countries in online advertising, influx of alarming intensities of natural disasters, and general space explorations. And in other more locally relevant applications like disaster management or traffic situation monitoring here in the country, we will never have too many apps to help us navigate well.
Personally, I continue to check out the developments in these applications particularly in the mobile aspect because that’s where most of us are now, digitally.
One of the notable initiatives I have seen this month is the Go Manila app, a project spearheaded by Vice Mayor Isko Moreno. I like it a lot because of the Emergency Location feature (which does not require you to install Maps or GPS), Emergency Hotline summary, and the Traffic Livestream view funneled straight from the high-definition CCTVs installed in various parts of the region. You at least no longer need to have cellular signal during a disaster just to get a hold of the important numbers.
Probably my only wish right now is for this app to extend its scope not just here in Manila but in other regions as well. But it’s a good start, really.
To keep you posted with more developments, you can click here for the Google Play store link and try the app for yourself. Or follow them in their social media channels below.