Be My Eyes – Helping the blind
4.5

Be My Eyes – Helping the blind

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2014-09-24
  • Current Version: 3.1.15
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 154.01 MB
  • Developer: Be My Eyes
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 3 282

Description

Small acts of kindness with global impact! • Dubai Expo 2020 Global Innovator • Winner of GOV Design Awards 2018 - Digital Experience • Winner of Tech4Good Awards 2018 - AbilityNet Accessibility Award Lend your sight to blind and low vision people through a live video connection, or receive assistance through the global network of volunteers. Be My Eyes connects blind and low vision users with sighted volunteers or company representatives who can assist them with a range of tasks. Blind and low vision users can request help from a sighted volunteer, who is notified on their phone. As soon as the first volunteer accepts the request for help, a live audio-video connection is established between the two parties. Through the blind or low vision user’s rear-facing camera, the volunteer can see the item or subject the user needs assistance with and provide the visual description he or she needs. As a blind or low vision user, you can request assistance through Be My Eyes at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world, in more than 180 languages. Be My Eyes connects you to a sighted volunteer who speaks your language and can help you with anything from simple tasks, like checking expiry dates, to more complicated situations, like navigation or finding a lost item. With the Specialized Help feature, you can receive help directly from our partner companies if you have issues or questions regarding their specific products or services. Just tap the Specialized Help option and choose a company from the menu to call through Be My Eyes. You will be directly connected to a company representative through a live video connection. As a sighted volunteer, you’ll receive a notification when a blind or low vision user requires some assistance. The first volunteer to answer the request will be connected to the blind or low vision user, so don’t worry if you’re not able to answer the call, another volunteer will step in instead. Be My Eyes only takes a few minutes of your time, making it easy to fit into any schedule and make a real difference in another person’s day. - Live audio-video connection between the two parties - 90 % of calls answered within 30 seconds - Add the languages you speak in settings

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Reviews

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    5
    By nickname😻
    Such an amazing way to help those that cannot physically see. It is amazing how technology provides such a helping hand. ❤️🥰
  • No activity

    1
    By blondie926
    I’ve been on here for weeks and haven’t gotten a single call to help.
  • I love it!!

    5
    By Nayy21
    To all the people rating it so low because they don’t get calls. Do you realize it’s 100,000 blind people & over 2million volunteers?! Your call will come, just be patient! I LOVE this app! I enjoy helping people & listening to them & talking to them. I’ve counted money, helped ride trains, picked out outfits, fixed computers, changed thermostats, read letters, organized clothes, sorted through old mail, & so much more! It’s always my pleasure to assist! I have gotten an iffy phone call before where the person was more trying to date me & then even slipped up & disclosed he was actually blind 🤦🏾‍♀️.. I wish it was a better screening for that.
  • Great App

    5
    By TaharaM
    I haven’t gotten any calls after a week, but I guess that good? Nobody needs help 🤷🏾‍♀️ This is a great app to have though, just to no you can help someone anywhere!
  • Bamboozled

    3
    By Kkaut8930
    Nice concept. Received my first call felt a little fishy. Guy was in a room (looked like a bedroom) and was asking for help finding the door. Got up out of bed and fell dramatically. Ended up helping him locate door and handle. Hope he really needed help but felt more like a prank.
  • love it

    5
    By jdunz45
    awesome app everyone should download
  • I love this app!

    5
    By CookieBowen
    I can not say enough about this app! I felt I made a difference in someone’s life even if it was just for a few short minutes!
  • Just downloaded

    5
    By best journal app
    This is very helpful app for the blind I’m a volunteer I haven’t helped anyone yet but I can already tell I’m going to love volunteering for the blind.
  • Disappointed

    1
    By Mooatlanta14
    I think it’s a waste of space on my phone because I never get a call to help anyone.
  • Helping

    5
    By trinity horn
    I love helping people and this just makes it so much better
  • Good changes

    3
    By Will Wadsworth
    A lot of good changes it seems like there are more volunteers, calls are answered rather quickly.
  • My first call

    5
    By Cemadh
    Heard of the app on Dr Oz yesterday I am in Atlanta Downloaded the app Got a call today Caller was a woman ( probably in UK) needing assistance with reading the labels on some frozen food She was no nice and polite Felt great to have been available to help her Entire transaction took a minute or so
  • Best. App. Ever.

    5
    By pb and cacao mom
    Not only does this app help humans who are blind or have low vision, it helps bring joy to humans who get something out of helping others. It’s a win-win. Technology at its very best.
  • Amazing

    5
    By ICUJeremy
    It’s so impressive to see creative people coming together to help others. Great idea & happy to volunteer
  • Wow

    5
    By j. larue
    Can’t believe how something so simple can be such a life changer for so many people. I only regret that I didn’t find out about this earlier.
  • Very easy to use

    5
    By CrazyCatGirl8888
    My only question/issue is that when someone calls I have to swipe and press etc. on my iPhone and it never picks up quick enough. Y'all need to incorporate a fast answer/insta-connect option so the sighted volunteers and chose that option to immediately answer a call. If that's possible.
  • Doing good

    5
    By Asdfghjlgthsyvdj
    Doesn’t bother you too often, but it is a great idea and a great way to help out a vulnerable community
  • Thankful for this app

    5
    By GarMuops
    This app has allowed a new avenue for me to teach my children kindness.
  • Amazing

    5
    By WastedThatMoneyThanksDick
    I don’t get a lot of calls but when I do it’s all t of fun and makes me feel great! My kids enjoy helping as well!
  • Great idea

    5
    By trev8787
    What an amazingly mind blowing app
  • Need more time

    4
    By joyanslove
    I heard my phone ring and ran from the other side of the room to answer it but by the time I got to the phone I was too late. Wish I had more time to answer.
  • Amazing

    5
    By yung foler
    Only way I wish it was different is if I could help more often. An amazing app
  • Can’t answer

    1
    By ChellyB84
    It wouldn’t let me accept the call
  • Awesome idea!

    5
    By james7892
    You have to download this app! I was connected with this woman trying to get into her laptop and couldn’t see the screen to figure out why she couldn’t log in. She had previously called 4 other people before me and they all told her they couldn’t help. 20 long minutes later I helped her get into her email through her phone for this code, helped guide her finger to the touch screen to be able to enter said code (she didn’t have a mouse), then reset her computer login password. When I tell y’all I legit cried after I hung up, like ugly cried because I was so happy I was able to help this random stranger. Whoever invented this app rocks and deserves an award!!
  • Excellent Service

    5
    By "Byrnes"
    I am a volunteer, and I always get excellent picture & sound when ever I get the opportunity to help someone. This app is definitely life changing and it feels good to help someone in need. Keep the calls coming!
  • Love the concept but has errors

    3
    By las125)
    I have only had two calls in the last month was super excited being so eager to help and the call never picked up I hit answer this has happened twice now on my only two calls I want to help but not sure why app won’t allow me
  • Beautiful.

    5
    By Donasia225
    Humbling. Wonderful experience ❤️
  • It’s a great app .

    5
    By Joslynneva
    I missed my first call because i was on my phone and it only gave me a few seconds and I literally cried for an hour cause I didn’t help them but it would be so much better if it gave me more than a few seconds 🙃
  • Awesome!

    5
    By PAldridge
    Great way to give back and help
  • Inspirational

    5
    By Elislyfe
    The stories alone will make you download this app. The opportunity to make a difference is priceless.
  • Awesome

    5
    By acucenaG
    This is such a rewarding app! It’s so nice to be able to help! Today I received my first call! And nothing made me smile more than talking to the person I was helping! They were so greatfull and I felt so happy to help
  • Do it!

    5
    By AbbyG973
    Very rewarding and convenient to be a volunteer by simply doing what you already do every day (have phone in hand)
  • Be my eyes

    5
    By dnell97
    Great app couldn’t think of a better way to use technology
  • Be My Eyes

    5
    By Charitee Franks
    This app is truly amazing!! I am beyond glad to say that this app is truly helpful, kind, caring to many helpless people out there!
  • How do they call you if they’re blind

    5
    By kbbchng
    Confused
  • Just another volunteer

    5
    By Triplebeamking95
    Are you kidding me to be able to do such a good thing for people in need this shows me there are still good people in this world I’m proud of you good guys!
  • Amazing app!

    5
    By KirasMech
    I read the description and was immediately skeptical. I started thinking about it though, and I realized its just brilliant. Absolutely brilliant - through and through. It’s amazing to see someones good intentions follow through THIS HARD. Y'all went OFF with this app. Great job, such a usable interface, amazing people. Triple threat. I bet you guys didn’t lose a single dollar with this idea. Thank you for letting others help others! What a selfless idea 💕
  • Thank you for not trying to monetize this resource!

    5
    By supercerealsteph
    People are each others’ greatest resource. I hope this app grows and stays available to anyone who needs it.
  • Amazing app

    5
    By bm267271
    it gives people who are blind and visually impaired a lot more independent so thank you for that
  • Favorite app

    4
    By Jacobmercado27
    I low key bought this just outta the hope i can get calls and talk to people
  • THIS IS THE BEST APP EVER!

    5
    By frankie frannie
    Big thank you to the people who created this app! I seen this shared on Facebook and never downloaded something so fast! Also not to mention this is my first review! Much love for everyone who wants to do this and I hope we see more things like this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • What a great idea

    5
    By Ipod4 touch
    This is such a great thing!!!
  • Fantastic

    5
    By ChrisJKluttz914
    I think this is app is a wonderful idea, and the fact that thousands of people around the world band together to help visually impaired people with everyday tasks is absolutely amazing. 10/10
  • I love this app🥺❤️

    5
    By Kyla717
    My first call to help someone I was so nervous and excited to help. It’s the 4th of July and even though I’m with family I was happy to help. This app is great.
  • Splendid

    5
    By Nightfire_Alpha11
    Wonderful idea! Glad I can be part of it 💕
  • This is what technology is meant for

    5
    By mersapp
    An inspiring combination of thoughtful design, compassion and simplicity.
  • G-ds messengers

    5
    By Kindavist
    Thanks For the opportunity
  • Love it

    5
    By Mod deuce
    I downloaded this app yesterday and I got my first call today.
  • I love this idea

    5
    By Not paying to upgrade
    I have friends of my own that are visually impaired and for most of them they tell me a feeling of helplessness they tend to have toward every day tasks. To have an app like this where they can easily call someone for Help no matter what time of day it is can help build back their confidence and improve their life and it's a really great concept.

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