Sickweather - local illness tracker, maps & alerts
By Sickweather Inc.
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Sickweather is the largest illness crowdsourcing community of its kind - processing over 6 million reports of illness each month! 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).
With Sickweather Groups you can follow, report illnesses, and post messages directly to the locations that matter most to you, such as schools, workplaces, restaurants, hospitals and more! Add our SickScore® widget to your Today Screen to see the threat level of contagious illness in your immediate area.
Unique to our Apple Watch app is a hand washing 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.
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 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.
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 3.6
- NEW! Support for iOS 10
- NEW! Cool and unique Sickweather stickers for iMessage - add a Sickweather sick cloud, sympathy flowers, tissues, quarantine symbols and more to your messages!
- Fixed Apple Watch bugs
- Other bug fixes and improvements
This app is amazing. Yes, it actually tracks the illnesses going around in your area. When I found this app I was actually at home with a cold and was able to make a report for my community. It would be cool to see charts in the app at some point so show trends. Anyways, good work! Sweet app!
Love this app! Can't live without this app
It's a must have app. More important to have this rather than checking just the regular weather, before you leave the house.
Love the stickers!!
I now have a really simple way to tell someone I can't answer their call- just send a sticker! This app just keep getting better!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Oct 07, 2016
- Version: 3.6
- Size: 64.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Sickweather Inc.
- © 2016 Sickweather, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.