BBC Pandemic gives you the opportunity to be part of a unique experiment that could save lives.
With this app you can join in a ground-breaking nationwide citizen science experiment that will predict the spread of a deadly flu outbreak across the United Kingdom. But don’t worry, this will be a life-saving simulated pandemic.
The app will track your approximate movement at regular intervals over a single 24 hour period - it will never know exactly where, or who you are. It will also ask a few questions to help researchers from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine work out how a real flu pandemic might spread across the UK – and what could be done to stop it.
Participation in the study is entirely voluntary, and all data will be secured and grouped to ensure your anonymity. You can opt out at any time.
This app requires parental consent for 16 and unders, and is not designed for use by under 13s
For more information about data protection measures, read our FAQ's: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4F6LTsDlV1XJJ31VHFglQD0/faq
- "Didn't meet anyone" option
- Estimated age slider improvements
- Other bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Only for hermits
Does its thing for 24 hours and then expects you to list everyone you’ve had contact with one by one.
Works well now
Unable to send data at the end of the 24h period. Tried two runs, neither of which worked. Contacted BBC Pandemic who explained it was due to a surge in app use but issue is fixed now. Would recommend.
Couldn’t submit data
App itself was great but I’ve been unable to submit my data and have given up and deleted the app
- 360 PRODUCTION LIMITED
- 39.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 360 PRODUCTION LIMITED
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.