Universal hyperlocal COVID-19 tracing app

posted by Abishek Muthian 135 days ago  

Technology had been an indisputable force multiplier in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the countries such as China, Singapore and South Korea.


Apps which provided realtime anonymised movement information of infected patients such as Corona Map in South Korea and community-driven contact tracing app such as BlueTrace in Singapore proved to be hugely successful in containing the spread of COVID-19 in those respective countries.

But not all countries are equipped to deploy such apps on demand, so there is a need gap for a universal hyperlocal COVID-19 tracing app, which can be used by any country in the world with significant smartphone penetration.

The primary aspects of such application should be,

  • Privacy of the patient, the data should be anonymised to prevent harassment.
  • Dashboard for health workers to update realtime information of the places, time where the patient had visited.
  • Web application, to ensure compatibility with various devices and for fast update/deployment.
  • Open-source.
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