The app was designed to prevent the spread of the outbreak, by allowing the user a more accurate recollection of whereabouts, enhancing the protection of themselves and others. The application was designed so that these data cannot be normally accessed outside the user’s devise and the user alone may choose when to export the data and to whom to supply them to. As such, Data never leaves the user’s device without their consent. A symptom checker is included.
The app is a location log providing time-stamped records of the user’s path within a specified period. The trail generator updates every five minutes and all data are stored on the user’s phone and phone alone. The app was designed to prevent the spread of the COVID19 epidemic, by allowing the user a more accurate recollection of whereabouts, enhancing the protection of themselves and others. By logging their location and creating thus a trail log, it allows users a map of all the locations visited during the specified period in case they are confirmed as or come in contact with carriers.
Halting the COVID19 epidemic (the outbreak) requires a rapid identification of the contacts with which the infected individuals have had within the previous days and weeks. This, with almost half of the world’s population carrying a device capable of GPS tracking, is very much feasible and location trails – time stamped logs of an individual’s location – can be created. By checking the user’s location trails, one may then identify others who have been in close proximity to the diagnosed carrier and, if the users take appropriate action, reduce the spread of the infectious disease. The first version of the mobile app (the app) targets only those who need to work outside and cannot stay at home. This includes policemen, doctors and nurses, firemen, people working with utilities’ companies (electricity, water, internet, etc.). For the rest of Cyprus population, we strongly advise them to stay at home in order to stop the spreading of the epidemics.