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  • MyTaxBack – New app to compute expected EITC refund

    Jan 7th, 2011 | by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Of 30 million EITC-eligible taxpayers in the U.S., about 5 million do not file their taxes, thereby missing out on an average $1500 credit. MyTaxBack is a new public purpose application from One Economy’s Social Innovation Lab to compute a low to medium income taxpayer’s expected refund resulting from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). … more

  • Tenderlearn

    Dec 17th, 2010 | by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Tenderlearn connects people by organizing informal classes taught by neighbors who want to share their skills. Using the web-based application a participant could suggest a class topic: through the website, by texting on their phone or by visiting one of the neighborhood project partners, who then enter the request. When a topic gains enough interest … more

  • Job Rooster

    Dec 13th, 2010 | by Serete Itebete | 0 Comments

    Text message personalized job openings based on a job title, your personal profile and work history. Allows for near real time access to current job postings from an aggregate of websites from indeed.com to theladders.com. Basic service is free to users.  It sends job descriptions in segments and allows the user to accept as much … more

  • MyTaxBack

    Dec 5th, 2010 | by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    MyTaxBack is a simple calculator to find how much your Earned Income Tax Credit will be. It’s available across many platforms, including SMS. … more

Mobile Web

Archive: Mobile Web

  • App | Bee Local

    Jun 14th, 2011 | by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    We are all busy bees, trying to find the easiest ways to go about our lives.  The BeeLocal app makes it simple for you to search for any type of public services within wherever you are connected.  Whether it is from a phone browser or a personal computer, the BeeLocal app is simple.  Through the … more

  • Project | Helping People Find Places That Accept foodstamps

    May 16th, 2011 | by Ysiad Ferreiras | 3 Comments

    Our idea: SnapFresh.org is a free sms-based app that helps food stamp recipients find healthy places that accept SNAP (food stamps). Most recipients have money in their accounts, but many are embarrassed to go to farmers markets and nice stores and ask if they accept SNAP. With unemployment at all time highs, many people on … more

  • Project | Expanding the financial options of immigrant money senders

    May 16th, 2011 | by Remas | 0 Comments

    Our idea: Remás enables immigrants to save on money transfer fees, access the financial mainstream, and increase opportunities for themselves and their communities here and abroad. Remás addresses two problems: 1. International money transfer is a multi-billion dollar industry comprised of millions of small transactions, the costs of which are often not transparent. One in … more

  • Project | Goodwill Partnership Matrix Mobile App

    May 16th, 2011 | by SF Goodwill | 0 Comments

    Our idea: At Goodwill, we create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate. In addition to being a network of re-used good retail stores, we offer a number of comprehensive resources that provide employment opportunities, job trainings, a number of social services – even programs to help youth from underserved communities reach their true … more

  • Project | FAFSA Process Simplified: Granting Access to All

    May 15th, 2011 | by lord_ernesto | 0 Comments

    Our idea: For our sustainable business MBA class, we decide to build application for FAFSA. Our business plan will primarily focus on increasing access to Federal Student Aid for low-income young adults in the United States. Our plan is to simplify the student financial aid application process and increase accessibility by offering an alternative to … more

  • Project | Evolving TagSpace as an Approximation of Cognospace

    May 15th, 2011 | by wagle | 0 Comments

    Our idea: Evolving TagSpace as an Approximation of Cognospace In March 2003, after a long career as a problem solver, something happened to my brain. I can no longer solve new problems without getting very confused. I can talk about solving problems all I want. I now solve new problems by describing to the computer … more

  • Project | MobileSaver

    May 8th, 2011 | by Loki | 0 Comments

    Our idea: MobileSaver is a mobile web portal for the management of an Individual Development Account. An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a matched savings account that enables families with limited financial resources to save and build assets. IDAs encourage savings by matching participant deposits, which then are invested into specific assets. IDAs are about … more

  • App | Veterans Affairs Mobile

    May 4th, 2011 | by jvore | 0 Comments

    Services and information for veterans and dependents, including facility locations, information for returning service members, suicide prevention, benefits, and much more. … more

  • App | UV Index

    May 4th, 2011 | by jvore | 0 Comments

    Note: To install the  UV Index App on an Android device outside of Android’s App Market, you will need to enable Unknown Sources. On your Android phone, go to Settings > Application Settings and check the Unknown Sources checkbox. After the UV Index App is downloaded and installed, you may uncheck the Unknown Sources checkbox. … more

  • App | U.S. Postal Service Tools

    May 4th, 2011 | by jvore | 0 Comments

    USPS Mobile gives you instant, on-the-go access to the most popular tools on USPS.com.  Track a package, find Post Offices and collection boxes, and look up ZIP Codes anywhere you go. … more

iPhone

Archive: iPhone

  • Project | Community Emergency Response Team Mobile Alert Application

    10.12.2012 by Aaron Pelzer | 0 Comments

    Develop a communication tool that: – Works on any mobile phone with a modern browser – Alerts CERT members – Facilitate coordination of CERT members during emergency event – Keep the CERT community active and engaged – CERT members will create unique profiles – CERT members can be a member of more than one CERT … more

  • Project | Increasing civic engagement

    08.23.2012 by achang | 0 Comments

    This idea is in response the Voter Assistance Challange Brief  We support the submission of the following projects to innovation by hackathon participants: Candidate tools: • Voter contribution card • Credit card/debit card/checking account payment processing • Automate compliance • User profile • iPad and iPhone • Embeddable widget for candidate websites – on Voter Guide … more

  • Idea | CERT members social network app

    08.04.2012 by AnnetteM | 9 Comments

    In response to the CERT- Disaster first responders network challenge, we believe that CERT members who are trained to be first responders throughout the country would benefit from having a way to voluntarily connect and know of each other’s skills and location during a disaster.  Locator technology exists on smart phones today.  There is currently … more

  • App | Social Impact Shopping

    07.10.2012 by jvore | 0 Comments

    This app uses the GPS feature in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to display retail social enterprises that are closest to you RIGHT NOW, wherever you are. Now you can put your money where your mouth is. Rather than visit the local chain store, why not check out local businesses that are enterprises working … more

  • Blog | Snapfresh Gets an iPad Makeover

    04.13.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    For use at points of sale and with service providers, SNAPFRESH opensource project now has an ipad version. It’s great to see the snapfresh team really take this to the next level. SnapFresh.org is a free sms-based app that helps food stamp recipients find healthy places that accept SNAP (food stamps). Most recipients have money … more

  • Blog | We Go, rideshare pilot launches in San Francisco

    03.06.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Last year we wrote about Avego as a model for what rideshare could look like.  Citing the high population density of places like government housing and inner city neighborhoods, we could easily see the benefit for several of the interrelated basic needs we cite to bring people out of poverty.  Apparently it did not take … more

  • Blog | Moving forward on civic engagement with CAAM

    02.16.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    At Applications for Good we are proud to support other agencies as they help people thrive in diverse circumstances of life.  We understand that media plays a vital role informing, inspiring and educating people to make positive change.  To this end we co-authored a Challenge Brief withCenter for Asian American Media to develop a mobile engagement app that will accompany … more

  • Blog | More americans have a mobile phone than a passport?

    12.20.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Might as well build a free mobile site…  A boon for small business owners and the underserved, who traditionally are using mobile phones to access the internet, introducing Google’s GoMo.  Now without coding, anyone can build a mobile splash page too. According to Google’s GoMo loading page, “more Americans own a phone than have a passport”.  So … more

  • Blog | New gaming academy partners with us to make games for good

    12.12.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    If you believe games and social gaming may have a hand to play in the building a better tomorrow, the “The Games Academy”  may be the place for you.  Offered by Papaya Mobile and hosted at Parisoma in San Francisco, this  three-month accelerated program for game developers is looking to create the next top-grossing social game … more

  • App | Run Keeper

    08.16.2011 by Le Roger | 0 Comments

    Track, measure, and improve your fitness. RunKeeper uses GPS to track your fitness activities, including     distance, time, pace, calories, heart rate, and path traveled on a map. RunKeeper also provides audio cues, customized interval workouts, manual entry for treadmill and other cardio equipment, integrated RunKeeper FitnessClasses and no advertising. For more information on … more

  • App | Bee Local

    06.14.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    We are all busy bees, trying to find the easiest ways to go about our lives.  The BeeLocal app makes it simple for you to search for any type of public services within wherever you are connected.  Whether it is from a phone browser or a personal computer, the BeeLocal app is simple.  Through the … more

  • App | SBA

    06.06.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Starting a new business or need help taking your business to the next level? Use the SBA app to find Small Business Administration-affiliated advisers near you and get free, personal, one-on-one help with starting and growing your business. You can also use the app to calculate your starting costs so you know what it is … more

  • App | EyeNote

    06.06.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    EyeNote is a mobile device application to denominate Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency) as an aid for the blind or visually impaired to increase accessibility. Using EyeNote, a user can have the denomination of a note scanned and communicated back to the user. EyeNote works on the iPhone 3G and 3Gs, the iPhone 4, … more

  • App | PTSD Coach

    05.10.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service Members who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.  Tools range … more

  • App | Health Hotlines

    05.10.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Health Hotlines is a directory of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. It is derived from DIRLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s Directory of Information Resources Online. This database contains descriptions of almost 9,000 biomedical organizations and resources. Some of the subject areas included in Health Hotlines are AIDS, cancer and other diseases and disorders, maternal … more

  • App | WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

    05.04.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. First responders in general, and HAZMAT units in particular, must make many decisions quickly in handling hazardous-materials incidents. They need accurate information about the hazardous substances, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions … more

  • App | U.S. Postal Service Tools

    05.04.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    USPS Mobile gives you instant, on-the-go access to the most popular tools on USPS.com.  Track a package, find Post Offices and collection boxes, and look up ZIP Codes anywhere you go. … more

  • App | U.S. Army News & Information

    05.04.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    The Official Homepage of the United States Army now on the iPhone! All of the news from Army.mil can now be carried with you. Read the latest articles, view the newest pictures, and watch the latest videos direct from your iPhone. Save your favorite stories to the phone for offline viewing. Share news with your … more

  • App | Smithsonian Channel

    05.04.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel’s original series, documentaries and fun facts — on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app for iPhone and iPod Touch. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs. Check the schedule for what’s on tonight, tomorrow or next week.  Smithsonian Channel explores … more

  • App | Science360 Radio

    05.03.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Science360 Radio is a part of the National Science Foundation’s Science360 network. It focuses on the latest developments in scientific research, providing a variety of science topics with continuous audio programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from contributors including mainstream media outlets, colleges and universities, and more. … more

  • App | Recovery.gov

    05.03.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    The Recovery.gov Mobile Application provides easy access to the projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. With the application, you can see where and how Recovery funds are being spent.  To see projects across the country or in your own neighborhood, simply enter a city, state. In addition, you can report … more

  • App | Quit Guide

    05.02.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    QuitGuide is a free application that was developed by MMG, Inc. for the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  This guide was written by tobacco control professionals and cessation counselors with the help of ex-smokers and experts. It can help you prepare to quit smoking and support you in the days … more

  • App | NSA Career Links

    05.02.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the National Security Agency – free! This app puts everything NSA – job opportunities, news, and events – in the palm of your hand. NSA carries out some of the Nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities. We intercept, decrypt, and analyze foreign adversaries’ communications. We protect U.S. … more

  • App | My Dietary Supplements (MyDS)

    04.28.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    My Dietary Supplements (MyDS) gives you an easy way to keep track of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products you take—right in the palm of your hand.  Simply enter the names and amounts of your dietary supplements, and they’ll be stored on your iPhone for your use anytime, anywhere—for example, when seeing your doctor … more

  • App | Find a Health Center

    04.27.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance.  You pay what you can afford, based on your income.  Health centers provide: 1. Checkups when you’re well 2. Treatment when you’re sick 3. Complete care when you’re pregnant 4. Immunizations and checkups for your children 5. Dental care and prescription drugs … more

  • App | FCC Mobile Broadband Test

    04.27.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Test application provides consumers with information about the quality and speed of their mobile data connection. Test the upload speed, download speed, and latency of your mobile broadband connection and share your results with a simple email export. … more

  • App | FBI’s Most Wanted

    04.27.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    With information provided directly from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this application includes: the Top Ten Most Wanted,  Most Wanted Terrorists, and Missing Children. A picture and background information is provided for each individual.   The application also provides a link to submit tip information directly to the FBI. This application allows you to quickly identify Most Wanted … more

  • App | Embryo

    04.26.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Scientists and educators have used the Carnegie Embryo Collection, housed at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, to define normal human embryo development for decades. A database, called the Virtual Human Embryo, has been created to provide digital serial sections of human embryos from the collection. The Embryo App uses mobile telecommunication and multimedia … more

  • App | AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary

    04.26.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    Are you looking for quick access to pertinent HIV/AIDS terminology? The AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary is a powerful tool that provides mobile access to over 850 pertinent HIV/AIDS glossary terms in both English and Spanish. Included in the AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary are the following features: • Over 850 HIV/AIDS-related terms in both English and Spanish, written … more

  • App | USAJOBS

    04.25.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    USAJOBS is working for America!  The USAJOBS iPhone application puts the power of searching for a Federal job at your fingertips. This application is a companion to USAJOBS.gov, the official job site of the US Federal Government and your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. … more

  • App | IRS2Go

    04.25.2011 by jvore | 0 Comments

    IRS2Go is an IRS-developed app designed to help taxpayers in several ways. The app lets taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds. Download IRS2Go, then connect with the IRS whenever you want, wherever you are. … more

  • Blog | Bee Local on Your Desktop

    02.15.2011 by aaninag | 1 Comment

    A few weeks back we announced One Economy’s beelocal app. It is now available for the desktop. Like Yelp, it searches for nearby places and allows you to rate them. But beelocal is specific to public and private services that help low income people … more

  • App | Diabetic Meal Planner Lite

    02.01.2011 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Freemium app which allows detailed logging of a wide range of meals and snacks along with calculation of glycemic index and load. … more

  • App | Diabetes Log

    02.01.2011 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Simple logging for diabetes with multiple languages supported, including Russian and Spanish. … more

  • App | Glucose Buddy

    02.01.2011 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Easy logging of A/M/F/BG values from your iPhone. … more

  • App | Lose It!

    01.10.2011 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    If you are looking for results at the scale, this app may be the one to try. Of active users, 85% report losing weight with an average loss is 12 pounds. User reviews are pretty ecstatic — running 4 of 5 stars. Lose It! allows you to create a personalized plan and then track what … more

  • Blog | MyTaxBack – New app to compute expected EITC refund

    01.07.2011 by Mark Murphy | 2 Comments

    Of 30 million EITC-eligible taxpayers in the U.S., about 5 million do not file their taxes, thereby missing out on an average $1500 credit. MyTaxBack is a new public purpose application from One Economy’s Social Innovation Lab to compute a low to medium income taxpayer’s expected refund resulting from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). … more

  • App | HeartCheck

    12.30.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    If a person is obese, his chance of heart disease is greatly increased. Many in this situation are not receiving routine medical check-ups and may be unaware of additional risk factors. While they are not a substitute for examination by a professional health care provider, applications that engage and educate a user could end up … more

  • App | Phonetics Focus

    12.22.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    When interviewing, correct pronunciation is essential for being understood. It’s also crucial for putting an interviewer at ease. A heavy accent will not necessarily prevent one from landing a job, but it’s hard to think of situations when it would help. Cambridge English Online has a brilliant, if a bit dry, app to help English … more

  • App | Khan Academy

    12.22.2010 by Mark Murphy | 1 Comment

    Sal Khan is Bill Gate’s favorite teacher because he can explain just about any subject in a way a student can understand. … more

Facebook

Archive: Facebook

  • Project | Helping People Find Places That Accept foodstamps

    05.16.2011 by Ysiad Ferreiras | 3 Comments

    SnapFresh.org is a free sms-based app that helps food stamp recipients find healthy places that accept SNAP (food stamps). Most recipients have money in their accounts, but many are embarrassed to go to farmers markets and nice stores and ask if they accept SNAP. … more

  • Project | Evolving TagSpace as an Approximation of Cognospace

    05.15.2011 by wagle | 0 Comments

    Our idea: Evolving TagSpace as an Approximation of Cognospace In March 2003, after a long career as a problem solver, something happened to my brain. I can no longer solve new problems without getting very confused. I can talk about solving problems all I want. I now solve new problems by describing to the computer … more

  • Project | TalkChalk

    04.21.2011 by dan@talkchalk.co | 1 Comment

    Our idea: TalkChalk is an idea that we see as the first step in truly integrating education with social media. TalkChalk connects learners by enabling safe communication between teachers, students, and parents via Facebook, e-mail, and SMS. The idea for TalkChalk came about when our co-Founder, Dave Simnick, was thinking about the problems that he … more

  • Blog | MyTaxBack – New app to compute expected EITC refund

    01.07.2011 by Mark Murphy | 2 Comments

    Of 30 million EITC-eligible taxpayers in the U.S., about 5 million do not file their taxes, thereby missing out on an average $1500 credit. MyTaxBack is a new public purpose application from One Economy’s Social Innovation Lab to compute a low to medium income taxpayer’s expected refund resulting from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). … more

  • Project | Facebook Job Finding Assistant

    12.23.2010 by Le Roger | 3 Comments

    If kids need jobs and kids are on Facebook, then it seem like that is a natural place for an app that helps a kid land a job. … more

  • App | Market Street

    12.05.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Now Playdom has a new Facebook game out that’s focused on running a small business: Market Street.  Using traditional Facebook game features like earning points and coins for inviting friends, you create a micro business and are rewarded for “good” business practices.  You need to maintain supply and build your store from the first purchase … more

  • App | MyTaxBack

    12.05.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    MyTaxBack is a simple calculator to find how much your Earned Income Tax Credit will be. It’s available across many platforms, including SMS. … more

Desktop Web

Archive: Desktop Web

  • Project | Community Emergency Response Team Mobile Alert Application

    10.12.2012 by Aaron Pelzer | 0 Comments

    Develop a communication tool that: – Works on any mobile phone with a modern browser – Alerts CERT members – Facilitate coordination of CERT members during emergency event – Keep the CERT community active and engaged – CERT members will create unique profiles – CERT members can be a member of more than one CERT … more

  • Project | VoteScope

    10.12.2012 by npstorey | 0 Comments

    VoteScope will benefit everyone who has felt confused or discouraged by the inconvenience of the voting process or who has found themselves in a voting booth staring at names they don’t recognize. VoteScope works by collecting and aggregating public information, and then customizing it for a user’s voting district. Everything a voter needs to know … more

  • Project | Web Platform for Matchmaking Interests with Underutilized Sites

    10.12.2012 by eho | 0 Comments

    A Space-Matchmaking web platform for people in the community that “HAVE A SPACE” to announce their space is available, and for people in the community that “WANT A SPACE” for events, programs, classes to announce what they want. The two user groups in the community will enter criteria like location, time, area, when they can … more

  • Project | FloatingPin: A Virtual Campus Bulletin Board

    10.12.2012 by Milan Shrestha | 0 Comments

    For many years, from 1000s of students, we know that textbooks are significant burden. In fact, textbooks represent 17% of overall tuition costs. Looking at this scenario we thought there should be a better way to help students reduce their textbooks expenses. So, we decided to create a free web based solution where students can … more

  • Project | (SIP) Student Involvement Persuasion

    09.24.2012 by beckyrps | 0 Comments

    This solution encourages students to take a sip (try out) the programs being created for them. It is intended to supplement the solution(s) already suggested.  This solution responds to the Communities in Schools Challenge Studies show that a major factor determining student involvement in school and other activities is whether the students have been personally … more

  • Project | Student books & notes exchange for mobile web

    09.17.2012 by kkp | 0 Comments

    We will create a platform for students to exchange books and connect with other students. With this solution students can save on textbooks and know in advance who they are buying or selling to. As we add more schools to the platform, there will be more choices for students to find the books they want. … more

  • Project | Increasing civic engagement

    08.23.2012 by achang | 0 Comments

    This idea is in response the Voter Assistance Challange Brief  We support the submission of the following projects to innovation by hackathon participants: Candidate tools: • Voter contribution card • Credit card/debit card/checking account payment processing • Automate compliance • User profile • iPad and iPhone • Embeddable widget for candidate websites – on Voter Guide … more

  • Idea | CERT members social network app

    08.04.2012 by AnnetteM | 9 Comments

    In response to the CERT- Disaster first responders network challenge, we believe that CERT members who are trained to be first responders throughout the country would benefit from having a way to voluntarily connect and know of each other’s skills and location during a disaster.  Locator technology exists on smart phones today.  There is currently … more

  • App | The Resume Builder

    10.26.2011 by Hiromu | 0 Comments

    The Resume Builder on the Beehive.org is a free, easy-to-use, desktop tool which helps you easily create your resume.  Having a good resume and giving employers a distinct impression is critical to find a decent, steady job.  With the tool, you choose which resume template to use: chronological or functional, and type into your personal information, objective, … more

  • App | Bee Local

    06.14.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    We are all busy bees, trying to find the easiest ways to go about our lives.  The BeeLocal app makes it simple for you to search for any type of public services within wherever you are connected.  Whether it is from a phone browser or a personal computer, the BeeLocal app is simple.  Through the … more

  • Blog | Bee Local on Your Desktop

    02.15.2011 by aaninag | 1 Comment

    A few weeks back we announced One Economy’s beelocal app. It is now available for the desktop. Like Yelp, it searches for nearby places and allows you to rate them. But beelocal is specific to public and private services that help low income people … more

  • App | Glucose Buddy

    02.01.2011 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Easy logging of A/M/F/BG values from your iPhone. … more

  • App | Lose It!

    01.10.2011 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    If you are looking for results at the scale, this app may be the one to try. Of active users, 85% report losing weight with an average loss is 12 pounds. User reviews are pretty ecstatic — running 4 of 5 stars. Lose It! allows you to create a personalized plan and then track what … more

  • Blog | MyTaxBack – New app to compute expected EITC refund

    01.07.2011 by Mark Murphy | 2 Comments

    Of 30 million EITC-eligible taxpayers in the U.S., about 5 million do not file their taxes, thereby missing out on an average $1500 credit. MyTaxBack is a new public purpose application from One Economy’s Social Innovation Lab to compute a low to medium income taxpayer’s expected refund resulting from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). … more

  • App | Hire-A-Droid

    12.23.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Tracking multiple job search engines seems like too manual a task for the information age. One of the better search assistant apps for mobile runs on Android. Hire-a-Droid’s main strength is it’s interface to multiple job search engines such as LinkUp, SimplyHired, Indeed and CareerBuilder. In December 2010, it reached 100k downloads and is near … more

  • App | Khan Academy

    12.22.2010 by Mark Murphy | 1 Comment

    Sal Khan is Bill Gate’s favorite teacher because he can explain just about any subject in a way a student can understand. … more

  • App | Alla Breve

    12.13.2010 by Serete Itebete | 0 Comments

    Multi language vocabulary learning cards that you can customize. Responds to your regular vocabulary and learning needs. Uses the device microphone to allow you to record yourself and work on pronunciation. Has native speakers to let you learn exactly how things are supposed to sound. … more

  • App | Job Rooster

    12.13.2010 by Serete Itebete | 0 Comments

    Text message personalized job openings based on a job title, your personal profile and work history. Allows for near real time access to current job postings from an aggregate of websites from indeed.com to theladders.com. Basic service is free to users.  It sends job descriptions in segments and allows the user to accept as much … more

  • App | JobCompass

    12.13.2010 by Serete Itebete | 0 Comments

    JobCompass searches millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map showing you exactly where the jobs are in relation to a certain location. … more

  • App | My Loan Calculator

    12.08.2010 by Thomas Del Greco | 0 Comments

    My Loan Calculator is a powerful calculator for evaluating mortgage loans, car and auto loans, and other types of fixed-rate consumer and student loans, as well as credit card debt. The loan calculator tells you the overall interest you’ll end up paying over time, as well as the interest saved by making extra payments. … more

  • App | The Budget Builder

    12.08.2010 by Thomas Del Greco | 0 Comments

    The Budget Builder is a simple, easy-to-use tool that walks the user through building a budget with informative graphs and advice.  The fields used in building the budget include sources of income, expenses, and opportunities to save. … more

  • App | Mint

    12.08.2010 by Thomas Del Greco | 0 Comments

    In five minutes or less, Mint helps users see where they are spending money as well as teaching them how to build wealth. Set up email and SMS alerts and automatic updates occur whenever there’s an important change in your finances. Mint finds personalized ways to save money, by analyzing current spending. For example, if … more

  • App | Job Search

    12.07.2010 by Serete Itebete | 0 Comments

    Find jobs using Indeed, a comprehensive search engine for jobs. In a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. … more

  • App | We Can Campaign (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)

    12.07.2010 by Serete Itebete | 0 Comments

    WECAN (Ways to Enhance Childrens Activity & Nutrition) campaign program by National Heart, Lung and Blood institute to encourage and motivate young people to get more active and eat the right kind of food with nutritional value. … more

  • App | MyTaxBack

    12.05.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    MyTaxBack is a simple calculator to find how much your Earned Income Tax Credit will be. It’s available across many platforms, including SMS. … more

  • App | Toontastic

    12.05.2010 by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    Toontastic is a creative learning tool that enables kids to draw and animate imaginative stories and share them with friends and family around the world. It guides children through the storytelling process – introducing concepts like Narrative Arc, Conflict, Resolution, Characters, and Settings – and opens the door to cultural learning opportunities through its Global … more

  • Status Update | Internet usage by GDP

    09.21.2010 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Here is an amazingly simple set of graphs that showing a comparison between gdp and connectivity….  Nicely done  http://ict4dblog.wordpress.com/tag/ict4d-statistics/ … more

Blackberry

Archive: Blackberry

  • App | Bee Local

    Jun 14th, 2011 | by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    We are all busy bees, trying to find the easiest ways to go about our lives.  The BeeLocal app makes it simple for people to search for various types of public services within local communities wherever they are connected.  Whether it is from a phone browser or a personal computer, the BeeLocal app is simple. … more

  • App | SBA

    Jun 6th, 2011 | by jvore | 0 Comments

    Starting a new business or need help taking your business to the next level? Use the SBA app to find Small Business Administration-affiliated advisers near you and get free, personal, one-on-one help with starting and growing your business. You can also use the app to calculate your starting costs so you know what it is … more

  • Project | Helping People Find Places That Accept foodstamps

    May 16th, 2011 | by Ysiad Ferreiras | 3 Comments

    Our idea: SnapFresh.org is a free sms-based app that helps food stamp recipients find healthy places that accept SNAP (food stamps). Most recipients have money in their accounts, but many are embarrassed to go to farmers markets and nice stores and ask if they accept SNAP. With unemployment at all time highs, many people on … more

  • Project | Goodwill Partnership Matrix Mobile App

    May 16th, 2011 | by SF Goodwill | 0 Comments

    Our idea: At Goodwill, we create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate. In addition to being a network of re-used good retail stores, we offer a number of comprehensive resources that provide employment opportunities, job trainings, a number of social services – even programs to help youth from underserved communities reach their true … more

  • Project | MobileSaver

    May 8th, 2011 | by Loki | 0 Comments

    Our idea: MobileSaver is a mobile web portal for the management of an Individual Development Account. An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a matched savings account that enables families with limited financial resources to save and build assets. IDAs encourage savings by matching participant deposits, which then are invested into specific assets. IDAs are about … more

  • App | WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

    May 4th, 2011 | by jvore | 0 Comments

    WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. First responders in general, and HAZMAT units in particular, must make many decisions quickly in handling hazardous-materials incidents. They need accurate information about the hazardous substances, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions … more

  • App | UV Index

    May 4th, 2011 | by jvore | 0 Comments

    Note: To install the  UV Index App on an Android device outside of Android’s App Market, you will need to enable Unknown Sources. On your Android phone, go to Settings > Application Settings and check the Unknown Sources checkbox. After the UV Index App is downloaded and installed, you may uncheck the Unknown Sources checkbox. … more

  • App | MyTaxBack

    Dec 5th, 2010 | by Mark Murphy | 0 Comments

    MyTaxBack is a simple calculator to find how much your Earned Income Tax Credit will be. It’s available across many platforms, including SMS. … more

Android

Archive: Android

  • Blog | We Go, rideshare pilot launches in San Francisco

    03.06.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Last year we wrote about Avego as a model for what rideshare could look like.  Citing the high population density of places like government housing and inner city neighborhoods, we could easily see the benefit for several of the interrelated basic needs we cite to bring people out of poverty.  Apparently it did not take … more

  • Blog | Moving forward on civic engagement with CAAM

    02.16.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    At Applications for Good we are proud to support other agencies as they help people thrive in diverse circumstances of life.  We understand that media plays a vital role informing, inspiring and educating people to make positive change.  To this end we co-authored a Challenge Brief withCenter for Asian American Media to develop a mobile engagement app that will accompany … more

  • Blog | More americans have a mobile phone than a passport?

    12.20.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Might as well build a free mobile site…  A boon for small business owners and the underserved, who traditionally are using mobile phones to access the internet, introducing Google’s GoMo.  Now without coding, anyone can build a mobile splash page too. According to Google’s GoMo loading page, “more Americans own a phone than have a passport”.  So … more

  • Blog | New gaming academy partners with us to make games for good

    12.12.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    If you believe games and social gaming may have a hand to play in the building a better tomorrow, the “The Games Academy”  may be the place for you.  Offered by Papaya Mobile and hosted at Parisoma in San Francisco, this  three-month accelerated program for game developers is looking to create the next top-grossing social game … more

  • App | All Day Play

    11.21.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    All Day Play live streams the freshest DJs in the Bay Area. World renowned music tastemakers are now available to you any time and place on AllDayPlay.FM’s streaming radio app. AllDayPlay.FM offers eclectic, uniquely curated music for fans of electronica, hip-hop, soul, and rock. “It’s just not possible to get this kind of feng shui … more

  • Blog | Bee Local on Your Desktop

    11.15.2011 by aaninag | 1 Comment

    A few weeks back we announced One Economy’s beelocal app. It is now available for the desktop. Like Yelp, it searches for nearby places and allows you to rate them. But beelocal is specific to public and private services that help low income people … more

  • App | Google Translate

    10.29.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments

    Translate text between more than 60 languages. Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for Android. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations. With Google Translate you can: * Translate text between 63 languages * Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it … more

  • App | Chase Mobile

    09.06.2011 by Le Roger | 0 Comments

    Our Chase Mobile App makes it easy for you to bank on the go 24/7. Free* Chase Mobile(R) App – Customized for Android(TM) users. If you own an Android device, try banking on the go! Our exclusive Android application makes it easy for you to: BANK WITH CONFIDENCE 24/7 – If you’re enrolled in Chase … more

  • App | Bank of America: Mobile banking

    09.06.2011 by Le Roger | 0 Comments

    Banking doesn’t have to be that difficult, With this app you can monitor everything from the palm of your hand. The Bank of America app lets you easily view balances, make transfers, and more.With Bank of America Mobile Banking, easily take your banking with you.* Enjoy our new native app for AndroidTM, with enhanced user … more

  • App | Math Maniac

    08.23.2011 by Le Roger | 0 Comments

    … Ok load it, play it, but be carefull! It’s addictive …! Hi math maniacs The goal of math maniac is simple: In 10 seconds, combine numbers to equal the number in the left bottom corner. Upgrade to Math Maniac Gold, if you want restart from levels you have reached before! PLS. send me an … more