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Health

Mobile Applications To Find Blood Donors

blood-topBlood is Life. In our day to day life we overlook this fact but we realize this when we actually need blood for ourselves, for family or for relatives. While there is sudden requirement of blood in case of accidents and medical surgeries, in few medical disorders like Cancer and Thalassemia there is an ongoing requirement of blood every month for the whole life of a person. There is no replacement of blood and it can’t be manufactured in science laboratories, at least till now. Blood donation is the only available source of blood. 

There is a huge gap between demand and supply of blood specially in countries with huge populations like India. Finding blood donors is also not easy especially if you are new to your living place and don’t have any friend or relative nearby. There are blood banks in most of major hospitals but they also ask for replacement blood donors. Fortunately, there are few people working to overcome this solution with the help of modern technology. There are some websites to find blood donors which have released mobile applications as well.

1. friends2supports

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friends2supports is a 7 year old organization working in India for connecting blood donors with those in need of blood. They have a very good website and recently they have released their mobile app on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Java platform.

Features of  friends2supports mobile app are as following –

  • Search Blood Donors within specified State, district & city for any particular blood group
  • Call or SMS the donor from the app itself
  • Copy donor information on clipboard to save the information for any emergency
  • Register as Blood Donor
  • Share about the app on social media

For Android – Download friends2supports from Google Play

For iOS – Download friends2supports from iTunes App Store

For Windows Phone – Download friends2supports from Windows Phone Store

For Java/Symbian – Download friends2supports from friends2supports website

friends2supports Website

2. Indianblooddonors

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Indianblooddonors website was started in the year 1999 by a railway employee Khushroo Poacha when he saw few deaths happening due to lack of blood. We can search for Blood donors using their website, dedicated phone helpline and via SMS. They have also released mobile app for Android platform. 

Features of Indianblooddonors mobile app are as following –

  • Find donors in your city
  • Find donors in your area
  • Call or SMS the donor from the app itself
  • Subscribe for blood requirement alerts
  • Option to save your last blood donation date in the app
  • Contacted donors history

For Android – Download Indianblooddonors from Google Play

Indianblooddonors Website

3. Bloodhelpers

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Bloodhelpers was founded in 2009 as a website to build database of blood donors in India. They have released their mobile apps for Android and Windows Phone platforms. According to their website, application for iOS is on the way.

Features of Bloodhelpers mobile app are as following –

  • Search Blood Donors
  • Check the blood requests posted
  • Post Blood Request

For Andoird – Download Bloodhelpers from Google Play

For Windows Phone – Download Bloodhelpers from Windows Phone Store

Bloodhelpers Website

I hope these apps will be useful for you in case of any need of blood, although I wish that you never face this kind of situation. Let me know via your comments if you know any other mobile app to find blood.

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Finance

Mobile Applications of Indian Banks – Part 1

Mobile phones have started to replace desktops and laptops in daily usage specially for accessing Internet and Internet enabled applications. People are using mobile phones for checking various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn; for emails; for reading news; for reading books, for watching videos etc. This is equally applicable for financial and banking applications as well. In the first post of this series I am going to tell about mobile applications of three leading private Indian banks.

1. HDFC Bank –

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HDFC Bank is leading private and technology savvy bank in India. It has mobile applications for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Blackberry 10, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. It also has mobile web application for doing mobile banking through browser. HDFC Bank mobile application has various sections which are as follows –

  • Accounts
  • Funds Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Mutual Fund
  • Demat
  • Bill Payment
  • Insta Alerts
  • Others

I have personally used the application on my Android phone and I found the application to be very user-friendly and fast.

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad –  https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/hdfc-bank-mobanking/id515891771

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snapwork.hdfc

Windows Phone – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/hdfc-bank/1c68e3c1-c88f-402f-a368-86dd944ce6a8

Blackberry – http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/131957

Blackberry 10 – http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/23758887

Mobile Web – http://m.hdfcbank.com/

 

2. ICICI Bank

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 ICICI Bank has its mobile application with the name of iMobile. iMobile is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Java phones. As of now there is no application available for Windows Phone. It also has mobile web application for doing mobile banking through browser. ICICI Bank mobile WAP site is also available for non-smartphones.  Services available in iMobile application are as follows –

  • Bank Account
  • Credit Card
  • Loan Account
  • Demat Account
  • mShop
  • Bill Pay
  • iServices

I have personally used the application on my Android phone. Although the application is very useful but I found HDFC Bank mobile application better than iMobile in terms of speed and user interface.

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/icici-bank-imobile/id375276006

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csam.icici.bank.imobile

Blackberry – http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/134786

Java Phones – http://mobile.icicibank.com/dl

Mobile Web – http://m.icicibank.com/

 

3. Axis Bank

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Axis Bank has mobile applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Java phones. It seems that its application for Java and Blackberry phone is same as I could not find it in Blackberry World application store. I also could not find any mobile web application for the bank. Services offered on the application are not as much extensive as of HDFC and ICICI as you can see below –

  • Bank Accounts
  • Funds Transfer
  • Bill Payment

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/axis-bank-mobile-application/id517266358

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csam.axis.activity

Blackberry – http://mobile.axisbank.co.in/dl

Java Phones – http://mobile.axisbank.co.in/dl

In the next part of the series I will take you through mobile applications of other  Indian Banks.