WHO Set to Release Coronavirus App for iPhone and AndroidMarch 30, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to disseminate more information about COVID-19 through its official application which is to be launched on 30th of March, 2020.
This application is planned to slide under the name WHO MyHealth for the Android, iOS and web app platforms. The official application from WHO will later contain news, tips, notifications, myths that are not true about the coronavirus and other information.
According to 9to5Google, the organization is set to release the WHO MyHealth app on March 30th, although the code is already available as the app is open source.
A future version of the app might prove to be even more helpful, as it could offer real-time alerts based on your location. In the future, the app could be used to track confirmed cases and access their location history in an attempt to perform contact tracing . The information could be used to better understand how the virus has traveled inside a community,
Leveraging existing technology like Google Maps, allows users to indicate whether they have been diagnosed or have come into contact with COVID-19 patients. In addition, request permission to track historic location data on their device.
Based on the development roadmap on GitHub, the initial version of this application will be launched on 30 March. Because it was built as an open-source application, 9to5Google managed to peek the contents of the WHO MyHealth application.
The app will relay the same information the WHO offers on its official WhatsApp bot, including helpful tips on what to do if you think you may be infected with the new coronavirus.