One of the reasons why the coronavirus has spread so quickly in many countries of the world is the poor awareness of people about the foci of infection with the virus. Not to mention the fact that even in developed countries it is impossible to fully establish everyone with whom the sick person came into contact. Therefore, now in many countries special mobile applications are being released that allow you to see contacts with patients with COVID 19 on a map – with their help you can avoid unwanted contacts, and notify if suddenly the user is in an unwanted area. There is such an application in Russia as well, recently it appeared on Google Play.
Forewarned is forearmed
The goal of the new MySafe application is to help people protect themselves in the face of the spread of the virus. It shows on the map the main areas with coronavirus cases; having studied them, a person will be able to plan his route in a different way in order to minimize unwanted contacts. Now more and more people are starting to go to the office, and employees in many industries continued to work in self-isolation: these are couriers, workers of medical institutions and pharmacies.
The foci of infection are shown directly on the map
How to track contacts with patients with coronavirus
But the main feature of the application is not even this, but in a special algorithm that monitors users' routes and intersection points with infected people. It is enough to turn on the toggle switch 'Use Bluetooth when analyzing the territory near you'. So you can find out about contacts over the past 14 days, and if you intersect with a sick person, you get the opportunity to immediately take action and consult a doctor. The application supports sending notifications about confirmed cases of infection and other important information like street closings and so on.
Turn on usage Bluetooth and take regular polls about your condition – this will help other users
How does the application know that a particular user is sick or has already had a coronavirus? In the 'Health' tab, all users are invited to assess their health status, you can choose one of four options:
- I'm very well
- I got sick
- The diagnosis is officially confirmed
- I recovered
Therefore, the larger the audience of MySafe users, the more the application will collect information about patients and help those who want to avoid unwanted places with a high spread of infection. This is primarily a social project that is designed to provide the user with information about the epidemiological situation in the immediate vicinity of him. So you can increase your safety in a pandemic and quickly take action in the event of a possible infection. Also, MySafe has an affiliate network with pharmacies – you can show the application on your phone and get a discount on medicines. Such pharmacies are also shown on the map.
For companies, the service offers the possibility of corporate use of the application in factories and offices to monitor the health of employees. Firstly, a QR code scanner is already built into the application, which allows you to quickly check your pass to work. Secondly, due to the constant analysis of the space around MySafe, it will be able to quickly identify with whom the sick person was in contact in the event of an outbreak.
The app has a built-in QR code scanner
As you can see, there are quite a few useful features in the application, and it is completely free to use. The developers have already published it on Google Play, it did not work in the App Store, because Apple took the policy that something like
the application can only be produced by order of the state
organ. When they appear is a very good question, given that many countries in Europe are unable to launch their solutions for tracing contacts with coronavirus patients due to the blocking of Bluetooth in iPhone. But if you have Android, we advise you to download this application to yourself and tell your relatives, friends and acquaintances (forewarned means armed). The larger the user base of such services, the more useful they will be.
Download MySafe for Android