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:
API de Google Maps Directions
Provide transit options
Google Maps Distance Matrix API
Identify distance of service locations
Servicio web de la API de Google Places
Suggest specific destinations and services based on a user's current location