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Mobile App Development in Indianapolis Continues to Inspire

Our smartphones give us the ability to do pretty much anything, but all too often these apps are focused only on us. What if you could launch an app that helps make a positive impact on the world?


A mobile app and website designed to aid Marion County residents find food assistance has expanded statewide.


Community Compass, launched in Marion County in February of 2020, has made its way to Hoosiers across the state of Indiana.


One of the problems food insecure individuals and families face is knowing where to turn for assistance. Community Compass app users can map hunger relief resources such as free meal site locations, food pantries, and help them determine eligibility for federal nutrition assistance programs such as WIC and SNAP. The app also helps users find food-related events, such as farmers’ markets, educational programs, and more.


“Community Compass is a quick and easy way to find free food resources," Indy Hunger Network Executive Director Kate Howe said in a written statement, "and we are excited to expand this tool beyond Marion County to everyone in the state of Indiana."


Mobile app development in Indianapolis has found a purpose behind these kinds of apps. The mobile application, which offers assistance in 11 languages, has been downloaded by over 38,000 individuals to find food assistance in Marion County since its app store release, according to Indy Hunger Network.


Users can access the tool’s resources in a variety of ways: by downloading the mobile app via the App Store and Google Play, using the website, communitycompass.app, or by simply texting the word “hi” to 317-434-3758.


“Community Compass has shown to be a critical tool for Indianapolis families,” City of Indianapolis Director of Community Nutrition and Food Policy Milele Kennedy said in a written statement. “This effort provides connections to short-term assistance as well as long-term resources to ensure our city’s food needs are met.”


Download the Community Compass App


The app is available via Google Play and the App Store. For more information, visit indyhunger.org/compass.


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From helping community members find free food to finding assistance programs, there are many mobile applications that can help those in need. The AppBros has helped bring several apps to life, including STRIVE. STRIVE for Exceptional Excellence is an educational app that focuses on helping teenagers and adults with disabilities obtain their independence.


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