• An app originally created for conflict zones pivoted to promote social distancing in stores. Its founder shares how he grew it to 100,000 downloads in 3 months

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement In 2020, Alex Barnes, 33, was busy designing an app.
    After studying for a DPhil, the equivalent of a PhD, in international development at the University of Oxford, he wanted to create something that would help people navigate safely around areas where violent incidents might occur. He'd previously been deployed to Afghanistan as a strategic analyst for the Australian Department of Defence, but during his studies his research turned to conflict zones and business actor behavior during Colombia's civil conflict. Having worked in high-risk areas, he'd seen firsthand how...
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