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Need Comms Now is a system designed to track cell phone and wifi signal strengths in areas with damaged infrastructure during disaster scenarios. Data will be stored locally, while periodically syncronizing with a server when possible so that others may benefit from the gathered information.
In disaster environments, infrasture is often weak or nonexistant. Having a method of finding cell phone service on the fly is essential. If someone is in danger and needs to call in help ASAP, they often won't have time to spend a half an hour wandering in the wrong direction because they can't find cell service to get help. Having a quick and effective method of finding out where they and others have received cell service can make a drastic difference.
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