Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were much-loved police constables whose 2012 deaths in the line of duty shocked the nation. One of the ways Nicola’s family honoured her memory was to set up a foundation to raise money to help and inspire children who have lost parents in violent incidents. It is called the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.
The Fund raises money by organising functions, putting fundraisers in charity events and selling merchandise, and has a website that keeps donors informed. To maximise online impact and to involve partners more, the Fund also required a mobile app, and asked TouchSoft to create it.
We built apps for iOS and Android with a server-side admin dashboard that allows the Fund to update and modify all details and alert donors and partners to upcoming events. As many of the events are runs and walks, the app also included a run tracker that integrates with Google Maps and keeps track of users’ past events. The app also allows users to donate and buy merchandise, and is further supported by AdMob ads.