A mobile app for the Care Mobile

Children from the Teika home performing at the app launch

Children from the Teika home performing at the app launch

RMHC Latvia is bringing healthcare to children in Latvia that normally have no or difficult access to specialist doctors. They drive their Care Mobile, a truck with two treatment rooms and state-of-the-art equipment, to places like Liepaja, Saldus, Tukums and Daugavpils, where specialists from the state children’s hospital see the local children. And they’ve been doing so for 2 years now. This year alone, more than 2500 children have visited the Care Mobile to see a doctor. Strangely, the great work RMHC Latvia is doing, is a well kept secret in Latvia. Celebrating the second ‘birthday’ of the Care Mobile is a good moment to start telling Latvia about it.

Birthday balloons from McDonalds at the app launch

Birthday balloons from McDonalds at the app launch

In collaboration with 77Agency, a mobile app was developed to help RMHC Latvia to spread the word about their work. It’s the first mobile app for charity that is developed in Latvia especially for the Latvian market. With it, people can learn more about the organisation, donate to it via SMS and share check-ins to selected locations with their friends on Facebook. To do this, special stickers with QR codes were developed and have been placed at doors and donation boxes in Linstow shopping malls, McDonalds restaurants, Olympic Casinos and Radisson Blu hotels in Riga.

The app is a good example of how social media, mobile technology and real-life events are coming together. It allows users to share their life events with their friends, and support a good cause while doing so. Plus, it’s fun and easy to use.

The app development team of 77Agency

The app development team of 77Agency

As a board member of RMHC Latvia, I was privileged to be very close to the development of this app, and it was amazing to see the enthusiasm and energy the team at 77Agency put in to developing it. And all simply for a good cause, because the app was donated by the agency to RMHC Latvia.

The app is available for both Android phones and iPhones, and can be downloaded at www.caremobile.lv/mobile. Get it and start finding those QR-code stickers!

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