Blind-Assistance App ‘Be My Eyes’ Is Now On Android

Blind-Assistance App ‘Be My Eyes’ Is Now On Android
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Be My Eyes, an app that lets sighted people remotely help blind people with visual tasks, is now available on Android, after two years on iOS.

The app is free, anonymous, and available 24/7. Anyone can join as a volunteer or end user. There’s no commitment when joining, so for sighted people, this is a great way to make the world better just a few minutes at a time. Its creators report over 270 thousand help sessions, with over 500 thousand sighted users helping 38 thousand blind ones.

One caveat: Because anyone can join, blind users should avoid revealing sensitive data like credit card numbers to strangers.

Be My Eyes for Android [Google Play]