This App was made with funding provided by the Friends Of Pitlochry Hospital and assistance and sponsorship from HPCP and Michella Samy Freedom Personal Assistance who facilitated the project, and a great deal of guidance and support from the Scottish Ambulance Service.
The Pitlochry High School computer and Art classes designed all of the icons used in this app, with guidance from anna Ford of Atholl Road Design, and some of the pupils formed a sub-group to incorporate the GPS mapping co-ordinates into the app's database.
Please do not leave this app open when you put your phone away - there is a danger you might call 999 by accident.
Using the GPS function on most phones will drain your battery very quickly so use with caution.
In Highland Perthshire the GPS satellite readings vary in accuracy up to 30 metres or more so the map locations are a guide NOT a precise location.
Using This App
You can use this App to familiarise yourself with the location of Defibrillators in Highland Perthshire by using it without the location finder. You can choose to browse a list of defibrillator locations or see them on a map.
The defibrillators are grouped into town or village locations and listed in alphabetical order of the town or village. If a location only has one defibrillator that is named otherwise the number of defibrillators in that location is displayed.
Defibrillators that have 24hour access have a green border.
If your phone's location permissions are set to allow it the distance from your location to the defibrillator location is displayed in metric measurements and the nearest defibrillator will be at the top of the list with the details open.
N.B. These distances are as the crow flies and are only accurate to about 30 metres. Please check the map before deciding which defibrillator to head to.
To see the details of a defibrillator tap the yellow block. The details will display including a link to a map view of that defibrillator. To hide the details tap the top of the yellow block.
Defibrillators that have 24hour access have a green icon, others have a yellow icon.
Tap on the icon for details of that defibrillator and a "zoom to" link.
Tapping the "Locate Me" button will display your location as a blue icon, with a blue circle indicating the level of accuracy, and the two nearest defibrillators.
Tapping the + and - signs allows you to zoom in and out of the map. The scale is shown in the bottom left of the page in both imperial and metric measurements.
In an emergency
The best way to save a life is to do the following in this order:
Find a Defibrillator
Great in concept, and an important app everyone should have, actually (in concept). Unlike that other app, this one even shows that it can be done wihout any in-app purchases, too (the way it SHOULD be done). But it only has data of Scotland. Conclusion: useless.
I know that this is work in progress so keep up the good work