Starhub today announced the launch of its MySmartEye app, an iPhone and Android smartphone app that will help visually impaired users 'see' by taking a photo, and letting other volunteers write a description of the contents of that photo, which will then be read back to the visually impaired individual. The app relies on crowdsourcing volunteers willing to help whenever a photo request is received. According to Starhub, the app currently has over 400 volunteers.
Mr Chan Kin Hung, Head of Personal Solutions, Starhub said, "We believe in the strength of altruism in humanity, that in spite of our busy schedules, we still want to help others in need. With MySmartEye, anyone can help the visually impaired in mere seconds anytime, anywhere. Imagine all the time spent waiting in queue at the bank, for lunch, for the bus or train - this is time that could be spent bringing happiness to others."