This is a guide to all things at the intersection of iPhone, Singapore and social change. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!

International iPhone Apps


The Extraordinaries offers an iPhone and Web app that allows you to micro-volunteer on-demand and on-the-spot.

Local iPhone Apps


A Call For Help – app developed for UNIFEM Singapore as part of their Sound Out! Campaign.

AED Nearby - First Aid Corps has created an Phone app to help us create a world map of AED locations.

Animal Times - an iPhone app to give you a live update of what pets are available for adoption in the various shelters in Singapore. Partners include Association for Singapore Dogs, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Cat Welfare Society, and Pets Channel. The aim is not encouraging frivolous pet ownership by making it easier for people to give their pet up for adoption, but to give these animals a new lease of life.

Capturing Ketsana - When Typhoon Ketsana triggered the worst flooding in 40 years, submerging riverside districts for 12 million people in the Philippines, a quick iPhone app photobook was assembled, with maps of affected areas and Red Cross numbers for people to send donations to.

Earth Hour 60+ app

iLink@AljuniedGRC - Even the town councils are getting into the act. If you live in Aljunied GRC, you can now report problems to the Aljunied town council using iLink@Aljunied, a free app that also allows you to view other problems reported by people that day. In addition, the app provides news updates, information about upcoming events and tells you where to find the Meet-The-People sessions.

Pinch a Dollar raises funds for causes.

VSS Food Guide app is based on the best selling book "Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide," first edition, and updated with information such as location change and new restaurants. The app features detailed description of restaurants written by Vegetarian Society food reviewers, so you can be ensured of consistency and adherence to vegetarian standards.

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