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Published:January 23rd, 2010 12:48 EST
iPhone App Saves American's Life In Haiti

iPhone App Saves American's Life In Haiti

By Robert Paul Reyes

"American filmmaker Dan Woolley - who was buried for 65 hours under tons of debris in the lobby of his hotel after last week`s earthquake in Haiti - may have died had it not been for his iPhone.

The resourceful man followed instructions from an iPhone first-aid app to make a bandage and tourniquet for his leg and to stop the bleeding from his head, according to MSNBC.com."

http://www.thesurvivorsclub.org/news-and-articles/haiti-earthquake-survivor-dan-woolley-uses-iphone-to-treat-own-wounds_128.html

Many iPhone users have a gazillion apps, but they only use a handful on a regular basis. If someone invents an app to organize apps, he would make a ton of money.

I haven`t downloaded any apps to my phone, apps tend to complicate rather than simplify your life. As long as I can place and receive calls on my mobile phone, I`m happy.

But I guess some of those apps aren`t only useful, they can also be life-saving software. The resourceful filmmaker used the light from his cell phone to check his body for injuries, and when he determined he had a broken foot, he followed the instructions from the first aid app to treat his injury.

I don`t think I would have the presence of mind to treat my broken foot, but I don`t need no stinkin` app. I would be one of the first ones rescued, because I would be wailing like a schoolgirl.

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