In addition to talking with your friends, browsing the web, and watching videos online, our mobile devices can also be used for helping others. A great example of this is an app called Be My Eyes, which launched on iOS devices a few years back and has now finally made its way to Android.

The app connects a blind person with a sighted volunteer, who can offer assistance regarding various things — checking the expiry date of the milk, making sure the person’s clothes match, and so on.

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When blind or visually impaired users request help via the app, the registered sighted volunteers get notified on their smartphones. When someone accepts a request, a live audio-video connection is set up between the two. The user seeking help can then just point the camera at something — a can of beans, for example — and ask the volunteer to check the expiry date. 

If you want to do some good in the world, the Be My Eyes app is a great way to start. You can download it from the Play Store via the button below.