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Brie Backo – Owner,
Your Defence, Home2You
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FIFO Families fly into frenzy over new mobile app
With the number of FIFO workers in Western Australia set to increase to 63,000 by 2015, the new Home2You App allows FIFO families to stay connected during lengthy rosters and time away from family.
“Our goal was to create an app that allowed families to remain connected during their regular rosters. The Home2You app was designed to allow families to create special messages, memories and milestones that can be treasured during those times away,” said creator of the Home2You App, Ms Brie Backo.
“Particularly for families with small children, we can see that this will be the
The Home2You app has already been well received by families within the FIFO Community, with it ranking as the 3rd most popular downloaded lifestyle app in iTunes within 12 hours of official launch.
Beck Meade, founder of FIFO Connections, a social support network for FIFO Families said “The Home2you app is a great point of reference for FIFO families, ”
“Having applications in every day life for our children to connect to their FIFO parent, whether it be through keeping a photo or video diary to share with Dad when he is on RnR or being able to readily access a detailed countdown for when he is next home helps us to empower our FIFO kids by giving them control of information relating to their FIFO parent” she summarized.
A typical FIFO roster in mining is two weeks on, one week off, however more remote
sites organise longer-
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Brie Backo – Owner, Your Defence, Home2You
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