We made #Emergency to easily visualize where people need help and what supplies they need during a natural disaster.
Victims Tweet using a hashtag in the format of: #Emergency + DisasterName, e.g. #EmergencySandy, then the supplies they need, e.g. water. We analyze the tweet & plot their location on a map for easy visualization of highly requested supplies. Emergency response organizations can mark off which areas they will supply relief to avoid organizations providing redundant relief in one area.
What's next for #Emergency: to make our app scalable, we will need login functionality in order for relief organizations to have a "to-do" list in which they state which areas they will provide relief to.