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Disaster assistance and prepardness app. Be better prepared for any emergency or disaster with Survive:PDX, an app to help you prepare for, react to and recover from disaster that might hit Portland. Current features include:

  • ONE BUTTON BROADCAST. Send SMS messages and emails to all your closest friends and family at once, telling them you're okay or in need of help. Frees you to deal with other immediate emergencies and reduces load on telecommunications infrastructure.

  • SURVIVAL KIT Organizer. Helps you build disaster survival kits, keep track of what's in them and how to find them again, even without active internet service.

  • RALLY POINT Organizer. Workout pre-designated meeting points with family in the event your home becomes unreachable, then find them again with our rally point map or compass function.

  • POLICE SCANNER feed. Select from a number of different public scanner trunks to hear what emergency services are currently tackling.

  • FLASHLIGHT. Like many others but with a built-in SOS pattern burst and morse-code cheat sheet.

  • CITY SERVICES MAP. Contains addresses of Portland Hospitals and Fire Stations.

  • Pre-populated web-links to other useful city and regional services including power outage maps, city services and volunteer opportunities.

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Sachi5 :: April 23, 2012 - 1:35pm

It's very useful apps! If I have this, I can prepare for the disaster.

savvycollector :: April 24, 2012 - 8:56pm

Great app!

user :: June 19, 2012 - 5:35pm

Looks like Survive: San Diego, entered in the San Diego Apps Challenge : Is it open source?

jasonDWS :: June 25, 2012 - 7:25pm

Nope, we actually built both apps.

user2 :: June 27, 2012 - 12:02pm

was 2 questions, I think - 1) is it open source, 2) was the "same" app submitted to another competition concurrently. Suppose it depends on your definition of same. Looks interesting, though - any way for non-iOS users to see it in action?

jasonDWS :: June 29, 2012 - 9:45am

Both apps were built in-house. We re-purposed a lot of graphics and functions so both apps are currently very similar. We hope to make each one more unique to their respective locations as we integrate locally available apis into the coming version updates. There are plans to create an Android version, but no release date has been set yet. If there are any local Android developers who would like to help, please send me an email at:

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