In 2010, Queensland was hit with a 3-day flood that caused $30 billion worth of damages to the state and directly damaged the lives of more than 200,000 people. In times of disaster, people are more than willing to lend a helping hand. Nearly 120,000 volunteers helped throughout the month of January 2011 through Volunteering Queensland. However, the organization felt that the limited channels to recruit volunteers were insufficient to meet the needs created by such a disaster. Through collaboration with University of Queensland and Acclario, they produced the ReadyQLD application for the iPhone and Android to help the people of Queensland prepare for the worst.