apps making a difference

Apple has posted a new, lengthy video to the iOS section of its website today. The 10-minute clip is called ‘Making a difference. One app at a time.’ and it highlights how folks around the globe are using apps on Apple’s mobile products.

As usual, the videography in the short film is beautiful and the message is concise. Apple is showing how iOS apps help make the world a little bit better, and things a little bit easier, for people from all different walks of life. Watch it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PGtP6ZQ6Lt8#!

The video covers a range of different apps, including Orthocare’s Galileo, which allows one young girl to connect with her prosthetic legs to change the position of her feet—something she previously had to visit her prosthetist’s office to do.

“I am a paralympic bronze medalist in rowing. My first pair of legs had limitations to them. The feet would not move, so when I got on the erg and stretched my legs out, they would just be sticking straight up. So with this foot, I can connect with it through the Galileo app, and the foot can move up and down to whatever angle it needs to be.

Before if I wanted any changes, I would have to go into my prosthetist’s office to change the alignment in my foot. And you had to do it on their time. So this app has really allowed me to live my life, instead of revolving my life around my prosthetics.”

And there’s a few other cool stories. If you have the time, the video is really worth watching.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Hey Apple, that’s all very fine and dandy. Now lets focus on one less hideous app icon at time. It’s just plain ugly and inconsistent. Also change how iMessage app looks. It’s look way too ugly to even be on the Windows Phone. And while you are at it remove so much ‘White’ from the OS. It’s not so easy on the eye.

    • ExRoot

      Yep lets focus on icons. That’s way more important.

      Perfect example of what is wrong with the country today

      Sickens me.

      • Alejandro M. Marez

        He’s an awful person. Love Your sarcasm by the way.

      • ExRoot

        ;o

    • Rupinder S

      Quit complaining dude, at least it’s something different. If you don’t like it, make an OS yourself.

      • Z3r0ViP

        Make os ourselvs? That’s what we pay apple for? To make os ourselves?

      • leart za jmi

        Did you hire apple

      • Z3r0ViP

        Are u stupid or stupid?

      • leart za jmi

        since you pay apple, you must be a genius

      • Z3r0ViP

        Yes I am, compared to you.

      • leart za jmi

        i don’t pay apple, reflect, genius

      • Z3r0ViP

        Do you own an iPhone?

      • leart za jmi

        two 4 and 4s

      • Z3r0ViP

        Then you’re the thief who stole people’s iPhone since you don’t pay Apple for their products.

      • leart za jmi

        you are so smart that you vote up your own comments by yourself in guest account, ok now i know, you are very smart, bye genius

      • Z3r0ViP

        Maybe you did, your comments seems to be voted up too, genius. I mean THIEF! (or dumbas, either way)

      • leart za jmi

        becouse i am playing with you, you look so nice and idiot, i am not sure witch is more

      • Z3r0ViP

        Fix your spelling, buddy. Those are simple words. And fix your brain too. It doesn’t seems… normal.

      • leart za jmi

        i dont care about spelling, since english is not my native language, but tell me please how much you payed apple?

      • Z3r0ViP

        You mean for the hardware? Because I bought my iDevices legitmately unlike you? All about $5000 including my rMBP, iMac, iPhones, iPads and other accessories.

      • leart za jmi

        i am not comparing to you, i spend in apple procducts about 1200 dollars, new 4s 700 and used 4 last year 500, and after 10 years of using nokia, i am very happy with apple technology. but is my choice to buy their products

      • Z3r0ViP

        By paying Apple, I meant supporting their devices and softwares not by being a part of the company. So get my point straight and don’t start fights with people without knowing what they meant.

      • leart za jmi

        i was kidding, anyway sorry 😛

      • Z3r0ViP

        You got owned in so many levels of this conversation, by the way. Everything you said was so invalid.

      • ApplePIE

        You’re so stupid…you’re just buying their product..if you dont like it then throw it away don’t buy their products if it annoys you..BITTER!

      • Guest

        becouse i am playing with you, you look so nice and idiot, i am not sure, witch to say

    • felixtaf

      Well, some people needed a reason to Jailbreak… Who said Apple hates Jailbreak Community?

    • TRR09T

      Leaked Image from apple

      goo. gl/qn4i6

    • Alejandro M. Marez

      Take your cynical comments to an article about the new iOS, this was a great video. I was looking forward to seeing what wonderful things people had to say about THIS particular article. But instead, the first thing that we see is your pessimistic comment. “…Not so easy on the eye”? You’re mere existence ‘not so easy on’ the rest of us. But despite your trolling endeavors, your obtuse, simplistic analysis still holds some merit. I just wish that you would direct your snide comments to a more constructive article.

      • Kaptivator

        Stop feeding the animals. I bet when it comes down to it, many that are complaining, will upgrade to it. Its just like anything else in life. People will always find something to complain about, but do nothing to change it. Then later, accept it.

      • Alejandro M. Marez

        You got that right, You cant make everyone happy.

    • Maximilian Reisch

      WTF? Sure, ugly icons suck, but good luck finding that app that saved one’s leg on another phone.

      Go away.

  • shar

    Well one couldn’t say it’s because of apple or it’s unique to iOS,
    e.g. Skyscape existed even long before in Palm, Desktop PC (windows), PocketPC or Symbian (PPC versions of it were the best),
    and now in BlackBerry, Android & iOS.
    the world is already at a better place considering those apps only, but apple being compatible it’s the important point here!

  • bigzjoseph

    beautiful

  • Cody, good find! It’s nice to hear different and useful uses of our technology. Sometimes, we take it for granted and don’t see a bigger picture…

  • Gus Me

    Some very cool stories, and in the bigger picture it doesn’t matter whether it’s an Apple or Google or Windows thing to me. It’s cool to see that it’s helping people, and for some to say “fine and dandy” is pretty vain and could see why people would thumb it down and not sure how a response like that would/should get a thumbs up? People I guess…

  • seyss

    take a look at that chick’s hands in the video

  • Autumn Leaves

    Beautiful!!! Apple is the Best

  • coLin

    I think most of these, android phones can do. And they are affordable for the poor countries 😀