'Je Suis Charlie' App Shows Worldwide Support for French Terror Attack Victims

PHOTO: The Je Suis Charlie app allows users to show others where they are sending support from.nice-matin
The Je Suis Charlie app allows users to show others where they are sending support from.

In the days since the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a simple phrase, "Je Suis Charlie" or "I am Charlie," has been used to show solidarity with the victims of the Paris terror attack and support for freedom of speech.

There's now an app that shows just how widespread that support is, stretching from the United Arab Emirates to Tennessee.

While it can take as long as ten days before an app is approved to join the Apple app store, the Je Suis Charlie app got Apple's seal of approval in one hour after the developers contacted Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

The app is simple. After downloading it and giving it permission to use your location, it will put a pin on the map marking your location. Users can also around the global map to see where other "Charlies" are located.

As of this morning, there were more than 48,000 supporters and counting from around the world, showing how truly global the solidarity is with the victims.