Sickweather - community illness tracker, real-time sickness map & health alerts
By Sickweather Inc.
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See what's going around with Sickweather, the world's first Doppler radar for sickness. As featured on the Today Show, Sickweather provides real-time alerts whenever you enter a 'sick zone'. Be alerted for Flu, Norovirus, Pink Eye, Whooping Cough, and 19 other illnesses!
"It's really great if you're a parent!" - The TODAY Show
"I love this site!" - Queen Latifah
Sickweather has been honored among "100 Brilliant Companies" by Entrepreneur Magazine, "Top 5 Sites Crowdsourcing for Your Health" by George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services, and has been recognized for identifying the early start flu season, 6 weeks before the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Sickweather uses a patent-pending process to track and map reports of illness from social media in addition to crowdsourcing directly from our user community. Reports are aggregated into animated 5 Day Radar maps at the National level (US only) and represented by blue "SICK" map markers at the local level -- tap them for more information of exactly when they were reported. Some viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 48 hours and can have a viral life cycle of 2 weeks, so we color-code more recent reports as RED within 1 day, ORANGE within 2 days, YELLOW within 1 week, and we include reports as old as 2 weeks in BLUE.
SickScore(TM) adds an entirely new dimension to Sickweather’s service for both the Apple Watch app and the Today widget, and works by analyzing nearby contagious illnesses found in over 2 million reports gathered and processed each month from combined sources including: social media, the Sickweather community, and Sickweather partner apps. An algorithm then measures the nearby illnesses by their relative reproductive score along with other demographic factors, such as population density.
Unique to our Apple Watch app is a Hand Wash Timer which runs for 20 seconds (as recommended by public health organizations) and uses Apple's Taptic Engine to let you know when you are done.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Sickweather can be used with or without these services running, but to receive our real-time Sick Zone alerts, location services must be turned on. You can discontinue GPS services by simply turning off our Alerts from within our app settings using the Master Switch.
What's New in Version 3.1.1
Revised Alert Logic - if you were receiving too many alerts, this update is for you!
Pretty good, but...
Every time I launch the app it says "Error loading forecast." I have to kill it then relaunch for the error to go away.
The alerts are a lot less noisy now and loving the SickScore Today widget!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jul 01, 2015
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 21.2 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Sickweather Inc.
- © 2015 Sickweather, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.