Feeling powerless and frustrated by the refugee situation in Sweden, Tobias Rosman and Emma Rosman decided to take action. After visiting refugee camps and asylum houses, it was clear that Sweden’s refugee population was struggling to integrate. It was also apparent that there was a very large community in Sweden that truly wanted to help. What the two groups needed was a way to connect.
Although they had little access to computers, almost eighty percent of the refugees had some sort of smartphone. An app that could connect those in need with those willing to help, seemed a simple and powerful solution. Android’s compatibility with a huge variety of devices, regardless of age or brand, made it the perfect partner. Its open source nature allowed for the rapid development of an urgently needed solution.
Welcome App is a mobile platform that connects those struggling to integrate, to a community that wants to help them feel at home. A virtual handshake that has ’s created over 20’000 very real connections.
This is the story of Welcome App.
We’re fascinated by the possibilities of technology, to be able to do something so meaningfulEmma Rosman, CEO and Co-founder Welcome App
The app that helps you feel at home.