DefibLocator

App for locating defibrillators near you in the UK

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I saw a need for a national database of defibrillators so I got started developing one that could be submitted to by other users of the app.

September 4, 2019 7000 downloads and the release of the IOS version

At this point, the Android app was complete and had around 5000 downloads and the IOS app was finished and had reached 2000 downloads very quickly.
This lead to a rapid expansion of the defibrillator database which I then released for public use on GitHub.

July 20, 2019 3000 Downloads!

Quickly the app began to get downloads which was great news as I hadn't done any promotion.
This also allowed me to add hundreds of new defibrillators that were submitted to me through the users of the app.
At this point, I had also started development on the IOS version of the app.

July 12, 2019 Developed Android app

Quickly I put together a basic application that fulfilled my criteria and continued to add more defibrillators to the hosted JSON database. Using a JSON for the database was simple and allowed me to have all the information I needed. Having this hosted also meant I could update the app's database without having to push an app update.

Soon after I published the app to the Google Play Store.

March 3, 2019 Came up with the idea

After a local runner came to me with concerns that there was no way of finding local defibrillators I thought that a simple app would be a great idea to fix that need.
I started planning and designing then did research on local defibrillators that could be added to the app to start with.

I saw a need for a national database of defibrillators so I got started developing one that could be submitted to by other users of the app.