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Americares Builds Mobile App to Deliver Aid to Disaster Areas

Did you know that Hurricane Matthew left more than a million people in Haiti in need of aid after the storm’s devastating destruction? Fortunately, Americares is there to help. When disasters like Hurricane Matthew strike, Americares sends in emergency response teams to work with local partners. These partners are best placed to distribute the medicine and other supplies to the people who need them most.

Coordinating the logistics associated with these emergency response efforts can be a daunting task and one that requires modern systems to work. Americares needed a mobile solution to quickly ship its orders. The app needed to work offline to be effective in the wake of disasters. Americares needed a way to build the application as quickly and efficiently as possible given its limited resources.

That’s why Americares took a nontraditional approach to developing its application by turning to OutSystems for help.  Building the app the traditional way would have taken at least a year. With OutSystems, Americares had a product ready to test in a fraction of the time.

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with over $600 million in innovative health programs and quality medical aid. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies.

Learn more about the amazing work that Americares is doing and how OutSystems helped the organization build a fantastic solution on a tight budget with a very lean development team. Check out the video above.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can support Americares’ important work, click here.

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Thank you so much for sharing this; it was a joy to watch on so many levels, as well as encouragement toward very-meaningful impacts that can be achieved via OutSystems in a potentially relatively short period of time.

un grand bonjour et meilleur vœux….merci….

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