Every year at Google’s I/O developer conference, the Internet giant hosts the Google Play Awards to recognize the best Android apps from the Play Store.
From accessibility apps, to start-ups, and augmented and virtual reality experiences, Google picks some of their favourite apps from the Play Store every year to find the gems you need on your smartphone.
For accessibility, Google awarded this prize to Be My Eyes.
The app works by allowing people to lend their eyes to a blind person through a live video connection, bringing together a network of sighted users.
Be My Eyes is an app made up of a global community that connects people who are blind or have low vision with sighted volunteers. For instance, a blind person may need the expiry date checking on their milk or to check whether their clothes match.
It’s an interesting concept for an app and demonstrates how tech can be developed to serve different communities.