In Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless, but 80 percent of them have a smartphone. Infoxchange realized that these smartphones could act as a lifeline to basic resources, providing real-time information about nearby services, including services that offer food and shelter.
Infoxchange created Ask Izzy, a free, mobile-first directory that helps homeless Australians find location-based services. The website gives homeless individuals information about over 350,000 vital nearby services such as shelter, food, needle exchanges, employment resources, technology facilities like Wi-Fi and charging stations, legal and financial advice. The site also suggests specific destinations and services based on a user's current location and can tell a user how far away various services are and provide transit options.
- Built to as a mobile-friendly website, so users can access via smartphone, tablet and desktop devices
- Able to connect homeless to over 350,000 vital nearby services
- Provides a comprehensive view of service demand accessed via the website across the country
Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs InfoXchange has used to create their website:
Google Maps Directions API
Provide transit options
Google Maps Distance Matrix API
Identify distance of service locations
Webtjenesten Google Places API
Suggest specific destinations and services based on a user's current location