UTRECHT, The Netherlands, December 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Oscar Senior combats loneliness among the elderly
Since the introduction of the Oscar Senior app in June this year its use has increased sharply, in and outside the Netherlands. Being actively used by elderly in more than 70 countries, the international expansion is a logic step. Many (international) users are seniors with family and friends abroad. The app brings distant loved ones within arm's reach, actively combating social isolation. Oscar Senior offers users the possibility of a simple means of communication with family, friends and carers via text, photo messages and videophone in their own and other countries. In the latest release administrators can set-up a call for the senior and users can choose their own source of news. Oscar Senior is free of charge for senior users, the app can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play and viahttp://www.oscarsenior.com.
"In December 2016 we have officially released the Oscar Senior app in England, Scotland, Ireland, America and Australia", says Tomas Posker, designer and developer of the app. "It's great to see that we're active in so many countries. This is a confirmation that the app can play a part worldwide in the fight against loneliness among the old."
Simple and safe
Oscar Senior can also be controlled remotely by a member of the family via tablet or smartphone. The large buttons and simple navigation allow seniors to 'zap' easily to the various functionalities. They are the same functions that are available on any tablet, but the simplicity of use of the Oscar Senior app secures the senior not getting lost on the tablet. With Oscar Senior calls can be taken with the speaker in sight, the videophone function gives instant reassurance for family and friends about how things are. Advertisements, spam and viruses are blocked; phishing with a user of the Oscar Senior app is therefore impossible.
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About Oscar Senior
Oscar Senior is co-designed with users (parents, families and home care) to satisfy the needs and wishes of seniors.
SOURCE Oscar Senior