"It's a very simple app," said McBroom. "I would hope everyone would download it. You don't have to do anything, it just sits on your phone; it doesn't use up your resources, just alerts you when a child goes missing in your state."
McBroom is a full-time web developer. When two cousins went missing in Evansdale, Iowa, over the summer, he started brainstorming different ways to use his expertise and help.
"The whole idea of the app came about when Lyric and Elizabeth went missing. I just wanted to help in the most effective way I could," said McBroom.
McBroom spent weeks developing his first phone app.
"There were a few times where I wondered what I was doing, but I made it work," said McBroom.
The free phone app is available to download on any iPhone or Android system.
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