‪European migrant crisis aided by apps

By Peter Chubb - Nov 2, 2015

One of the biggest questions being asked is, “Why are people migrating to Europe?” This is such a complex question that we do not want to answer, as we know so many of you have different views on the situation. However, what we can tell you for certain is that this ‪‪European Migrant Crisis‬‬ is being aided by apps because it makes the journey far simpler for these people.

These apps offer a lifeline for refugees and their families that have been unable to leave their homes, as not only are they able to keep in touch, but also make the journey a whole lot easier.

Take the likes of WhatsApp and Skype; these refugees are able to use these apps to keep in contact with their loved ones far cheaper than it would to make a phone call. However, they need to make certain they have a WiFi connection, as we doubt they will have a data plan that includes roaming.

Apps for European Migrants

One of the best apps though for these refuges has to be the likes of Google Maps, as they are able to plot a course that will be the easiest for them. This is sure to shave a huge amount of time off their journey, and also relying less on people-traffickers that charge a fortune to do a similar kind of job.

Weather apps also play another important part when it comes to these ‪‪European Migrants, as they are able to make certain they only travel when the weather is good, and seek shelter when they know bad weather is coming on their journey.

Ok, so we know many of you have mixed views on this crisis, but knowing the people that are in genuine need of asylum, such as children and the elderly have a much better fighting chance with these apps will be of comfort to a lot of you.

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European Migrant Crisis