WiLab Loves: This App Makes Your Phone Buzz When You Approach Places Where Women Made History

The SPARK movement is aiming to put women on the map. After the non-profit noticed that Google’s daily doodles featured women only 17% of the time, they reached out to the tech giants. Google agreed with them, and the two have worked together to feature more history-making women. In addition, SPARK was invited to actively research and honor notable women through a mapping project powered by Google’s Field Trip app.

Now, when app users log into Field Trip and switch on the history notifications, they are alerted when they are approaching the exact location where a woman made history at one point in time, and can then read a bit about her and her achievements.

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WILAB LOVES is a series of articles and blog posts from across the web that Women’s iLab supports. This article was written by Isis Madrid and published on Magazine.GOOD.is on March 13, 2015.