Ankommen App (official app by German authorities)

Ankommen is a free app developed by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in conjunction with the Federal Agency for Labor, the Goethe Institute and the Bavarian Radio and Television.

The app serves as a go-to for new refugees arriving in Germany: it gives refugees tips about living in Germany, including shopping and food advice, information on where health services are provided, a step by step description of how to use trains and busses in different areas, and how to integrate children through educational opportunities. Ankommen also provides information on asylum procedure, vocational training and job opportunities, and more.

Refugees can also learn German on this app, which connects them to volunteers who speak German with them—practicing in this way is the best way to learn the language.

This app is available in 5 languages and can be used offline.

Google Play link:

Ankommen
Ankommen
Price: Free

Apple Store link:

Ankommen
Ankommen
Price: Free

 

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Love Europe Refugee App

The Love Europe app for Refugees is available for you to download and help you navigate through Europe. The app will help you find what you need most, both on your journey and when you settle.

Everyone can use the app as a platform to show love to refugees and newcomers. You can add helpful locations, local events, but also make yourself available to get connected with a refugee. The app contains a lot of helpful videos and links about language, culture and more.

Love-Europe isn’t just an app, but is’t a tool to help integrate. Getting to know people, becoming friends with people in their new neighbourhoods, is key to integrating.

This app helps refugees and newcomers find the information they need most. The app provides lots of locations in different countries: available at the moment are Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. Greece, Austria, Sweden, the UK, Malta and other countries will follow quickly.

Even when you are offline, the app still works for navigation and events. All locations and events are stored on your phone so you can navigate to locations using the compass function if you are disconnected from the Internet.

The app will also help you communicate during your travel and stay. The app is multilingual and always displays information in two languages, so it can be used as a communication tool. The phrasebook provides a lot of basic phrases you can use in another language.

When you’re new in a city or area, it will be great to connect with people in the neighbourhood. In the app, you find a local events agenda, with events for refugees and newcomers. Think about language café, cultural activities, sports, meet and greet with people from the area. It will help you to integrate into your new place.

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Link to the Apple Store:

Love Europe
Love Europe
Developer: Recreate bv
Price: Free

Link to the Google Play Store:

Love Europe
Love Europe
Developer: Recreate bv
Price: Free
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InfoAid – Information for refugees on the Balkan Route

InfoAid is an app with up to date information for refugees on their way through south-east of Europe. It covers all countries on the Balkan route, including updates about the situation at the borders, weather reports for the Turkish Sea, ferry strikes, transportation information, security advises, information for children traveling alone and many more topics.

Some of the reports are from the platform newsthatmoves.org.

The app is developed and maintained by volunteer developers from Hungary and is donated to Migration Aid, a group of volunteers based in Hungary. It’s sole purpose is to help and provide with necessary and valid information. It’s not connected in any form to the hungarian government.

Supported languages: The reports are updated daily and available in many languages. A group of volunteers translates all reports into English, Arabic, Farsi, Greek, Pashto, Urdu.

Also implement into this app is RefugeePhrasebook, a small translation dictionary for various languages.

Once the reports are downloaded, the app works OFFLINE also.

Countries covered: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia

Download from the Google Play Store:

InfoAid
InfoAid
Developer: Enys Mones
Price: Free
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Refugee Phrasebook interactive

Small translation app with about 1100 useful phrases for communication between refugees and supporters. More than 30 languages supported.

Works OFFLINE

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Refugermany

App for refugees in Berlin and Germany in general.Quote from the Google Play text:

“Important topics covered by this app are: Asylum procedure, Housing, Opening a bank account, Transportation, Learning German, Working in Germany, Health, School and kindergarten, Culture, Collection of important documents”
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Refugermany
Refugermany
Developer: Memorado GmbH
Price: Free
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Integreat

Regional information from authorities and supporter groups of several German cities (Augsburg, Bad Tölz, Düsseldorf, Main-Taunus-Kreis). Simply choose your city and get local information relevant for refugees. Get important information from authorities as push messages. Different languages.

Works OFFLINE

Integreat
Integreat
Developer: Tür an Tür
Price: Free
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CamScanner

Scan all you important documents with your smartphone and store them as PDF in the cloud! Free App and free storage. Works also great in combination with Google Drive!

 

Link to the Apple Store:

CamScanner
CamScanner

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Informationen für Flüchtlinge (Information for refugees)

Guide for Arabic speaking refugees in Germany. Basic Information about the country and its internal organisation.

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Welcome App Dresden

All necessary knowledge about the City of Dresden for refugees: Cities, states, authorities, daily life, public transport, legal advice, social service, asylum procedure, accommodation and much more. In English, French and Arabic.

Suited for OFFLINE use.

 

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Welcome App Germany

All about Germany (Cities, states, authorities, daily life, public transport, legal advice, social service, asylum procedure, accommodation and much more) in English, French and Arabic.

Suited for OFFLINE use.

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Medical Dictionary by Farlex

Medical Dictionary with 180.000 medical terms and 12.000 images in English.

Parts of the app work also OFFLINE

 

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OsmAND

OsmAND is a free OFFLINE maps and navigation! No internet connection needed! Just install the app and download very detailed offline maps of all countries worldwide.

Some of the main features listed in the description of the app (only listed the ones that might be relevant for refugees):
• Global maps from OpenStreetMap, available per country or region

• The maps include foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities

• Display your position and orientation on the map
• Save your most important places as Favorites
• Display POIs (point of interests) around you
• Can display satellite view (from Bing)
• Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling
• Share your location so that your friends can find you
• Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names

 

Download from the Google Play Store:

Maps & GPS Navigation — OsmAnd
Maps & GPS Navigation — OsmAnd

Download from the Apple App Store:

OsmAnd Maps
OsmAnd Maps
Developer: OsmAND B.V.
Price: Free+

 

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