COVID-19 has changed the world and the way it operates. The self-isolation or social distancing is being practiced and promoted globally to prevent the spread of the virus. This has resulted in internet and mobile applications becoming one of the primary sources of information regarding the pandemic and the efforts being made to contain it. Technology on the whole, has become an essential ally, offering a wealth of information, providing entertainment and affording us opportunities to maintain social interaction.
We take a look at some of the best mobile apps and resources to help you stay informed of the Coronavirus spread and also keep yourself updated on the latest healthcare and medical advice.
This is the official World Health Organisation app and it offers the latest health information with advice, updates and the latest news on the virus. They have daily press conferences which can be live streamed from within the app. (This app is currently available only for iOS devices)
WorldMeters offers constant updates, statistics and graphs relating to confirmed coronavirus cases, deaths, recoveries and closed cases on a both global level and country by country basis. It also has a web version. (This app is currently available only for Android devices)
Youper acts as an emotional support to help users reduce their anxiety levels, manage their mood and improve their sleep. The app achieves this through a smart combination of strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and artificial intelligence.
In the times of working from home, Zoom has had lift off in its usage. It’s high quality video conferencing and especially the multiple user screen-share option has made it the communication application of choice. The app has a web version as well as a mobile version.
The John Hopkins Dashboard
The Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University has developed an interactive, web-based dashboard that tracks real-time data on confirmed coronavirus cases, deaths, and recoveries for all affected countries.
Docclocker is a unique mobile app that sends real-time wait-time reporting of their medical providers to the patients. This, in theory helps to prevent the long lines and huge waiting crowd, thereby preventing the spread of the virus.
Aarogya Setu is a mobile app developed by the Government of India to connect essential health services with the people of India in the fight against COVID-19. It is aimed at augmenting the Government initiatives, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.
Apart from these the streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime etc. are seeing a surge in usage and viewership.
A significantly high number of mobile users now have a healthcare app on their phone. The forecast says that the number of healthcare app users will grow. If you have an idea that can be useful or even save people’s life it’s time to bring it to life. We at AppleTech have the experience, expertise and reliability to help you in achieving this endeavour. Contact us and make this world a little healthier with your app.
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