This article was published on October 28, 2014

SnapDonate lets you give to charities just by taking photos of their logos


SnapDonate lets you give to charities just by taking photos of their logos
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Slowly but surely, many parts of the world are going cashless, and the effects go beyond quicker checkouts at supermarkets. A new app developed in the UK lets users donate to charities whenever they feel inspired to do so, by simply pointing their phones at a charity’s logo — on a poster, flyer, billboard or anywhere else.

Powered by global donation platform JustGiving, SnapDonate enables payments via PayPal or credit card, and allows users to donate as much as they like, with a minimum of £2 ($3.2) per transaction.

SnapDonate

The app currently recognizes the logos of over 130 charities involved in child care, animal rehabilitation, cancer research, education, environment conservation and more.

In the time it takes to snap a photo, you’ll be able to support the likes of Amnesty International, Battersea Dogs Cats Home, Cancer Research UK, HelpAge International, Oxfam, Room to Read, UNICEF UK, and Zoological Society of London.

SnapDonate also works offline, allows for donations to any of the 13,000 charities registered on JustGiving and even accepts payments from outside the UK (but routes donations to the chosen charity’s UK operation). It’s currently available on Android devices and is coming soon to iOS.

SnapDonate [Android]