There needs to be an app for disasters
April 2 , 2014
There are enough apps for online shopping and games and we now need apps to serve a more noble purpose.
Daniel Miller informed people of the Washington state mudslide ahead of time but only engineers could read his work, which wasn't accessible to those who would be affected.
"Can we nurture a culture that gets people listening to scientists?" he asks. He believes that eventually "there will come a day when we can pull up maps on our iPhones that show known landslide hazards as prominently as directions to the nearest barber shop. Let's make that day come sooner."