Be My Eyes - Helping the blind

Be My Eyes - Helping the blind

Rank

42.5%

Score

4.9

Installs

~79200

Ratings

66 / day

By Be My Eyes Category Lifestyle

Description & Details


Enables blind to receive live assistance from sighted volunteers.

Lend your eyes to a blind person in need through a live video connection or be assisted by the network of sighted users.

Be My Eyes is all about contributing and benefiting from small acts of kindness, so hop on board and get involved!

Blind or visually impaired users can request help from a sighted volunteer, who will be notified on their phone. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request for help, a live audio-video connection will be set up between the two parts. The sighted helper can now assist the blind or visually impaired, through the video connection from the blind or visually impaired user’s rear-facing camera.

As a sighted user, you are part of the big Be My Eyes volunteer-network, so don’t worry about leaving a blind person hanging, if you are not able to answer a request. We will simply forward the request and find the next available volunteer.

The blind or visually impaired person can need help with anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk, to making sure that their clothes match.

Note: We encourage blind or visually impaired users to be patient, when making a request, because we rely on real people to help you. Most calls are answered within 60 seconds.

- Live audio-video connection between blind or visually impaired and sighted users
- Add the languages you speak in settings
- An easy way to make a difference for blind or visually impaired people

First Seen
2017-10-04
Last Seen
2017-12-15
Updated
2017-11-19
Ratings
1666
SOME Signals
0
Version
1.0.8
Size
Unknown
Android Version
4.4 and up
Content Rating
PEGI 3
Installs (Google)
50000 - 100000
APK Name
com.bemyeyes.bemyeyes

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  • Small acts of kindness: Android users can now assist blind people worldwide via Be My Eyes

    (2 months ago)

    A couple of years ago, a small app called Be My Eyes launched on iOS. A great tool with that “change the world” attitude behind it. Basically, you register in the app as either a blind person or a sighter user. The former can request assistance whenever they need something to be read or described to them. Then, the app queues up a list of sighted users and starts pinging them for assistance. When a helper is found, the blind person points their phone at whatever they need “seen” — an expiry date ...

Latest Ratings


Mod 5
If you believe that making the world a better place is good, please do, in any way you can. This app helps to do so. You can do something as simple as helping a nearsighted or blind friend put laundry soap instead of fabric softener in a washer. Or choose the correct medication or music playlist. It essentially shows the helper live video asking for help with a task; Which button on the remote is Input? Is this is blue or green? Is this a cigarette lighter or a flash drive? bemyeyes is good. please support it.
Joris 5
When I downloaded this app I was very enthusiastic but not being able to specify my available hours means I can't use it =( I work nights and sleep the days, right during the default Be My Eyes available hours. I read you guys are working on this so I'm standing by to see it get implemented! Great job on this app, it's just really nice.
Adrieus 5
What a fantastic idea, a great way to offer a free and helpful service to visually impaired people. And also a way for people to feel useful and helpful to others. I just finished my first support call and it felt great. I look forward to providing helpful service too many visually impaired people for years to come.
Jonathan 5
Rated 1 star to get attention: Great concept, there is a bug however. Clicking "send feedback" causes my phone to try and share something. This seems to be broken.
Time 5
I have always wanted to be able to help people but do it on my own time instead of carving time out of my already busy schedule. This is an amazing app and I had my first call, once we had hung up I nearly broke down crying knowing that even though it was a small task that I helped with it since it was a large task to them and it made me feel wholesome and warm knowing I helped their life out in a small way. If I could rate this higher I would. Thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity to help.
Faizul 3
I believe this is great apps and really works to help blind people. But, recently I received some calls but always trouble with connection problems, whereas my connection working out fine with another apps. Dunno why, please fix it. Thanks
Prateek 5
Fantastic idea, I received my first call one day after I installed it and helped a person with captcha, it was very easy and it meant a lot to him. It feels really great being able to help someone in need. Great concept and the app runs fine. However I had some issues with video quality during one call but overall it works fine. I love this app, thank you developers for taking such a step that would help so many visually impaired.
Yey 5
I got my first call! I helped someone count his money he needed to separate his bills it was such a privelage to help a blind person. It wasn't hard at all and I wanted to do more!
Elliott 5
Haven't received a call yet, but what am innovative way to use technology for something other than indulging ourselves. I hope to see more apps like this
Joleen 2
This is Ridiculous..The Privacy Policy & Terms Of Use Are A Utter Joke & It Contradicts Its Self..I was Soo thrilled to help people on this app..But I refuse to agree to your Ridiculous Policies..Its A Shame You are asking for so much from people who just want to help those that are vision impaired 😭💔😭
Damien 4
Good idea and seems stable after not long installed. However, it would be nice to have a setting that allowed for different timezones and work so that I won't be woken in the middle of the night or interrupted during certain times.
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