What Is “It”?
iFindit is a mobile application allowing users to easily find the following resources in their community:
For Whom is “It”?
The application aims to assist social workers, case managers, providers and residents. iFindit was built to serve Chicagoans by providing quick information regarding access to food, shelter and medical care in their area.
How “It” Works:
The application’s availability on mobile devices allows residents to obtain information from anywhere. By clicking on the appropriate tab (food, shelter or medical supplies) the user will be shown a list of locations available in their area. From there, the end user can see what type of payment is accepted, whether it is WIC or SNAP eligible or free along with location, hours of operation or direct phone number.
The application is part of Apps for Metro Chicago, a competition for developers to create new applications that will service the city in a way that technology has not done previously.