Sickweather - community illness tracker, real-time sickness map & health 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 3.5.2
Thanks to you, Sickweather is the largest illness crowdsourcing community of its kind -- processing over 6 million reports of illness each month! Here are the latest updates:
- Sharing a forecast now formats correctly when there are less than 3 illnesses in the forecast
- Sickweather Groups menu now lists all groups for users following more than 20 groups
- Apple Watch app updated to watchOS 2, so it now works natively!
- Other minor bug fixes
Loving the social side of Sickweather, groups
The social side of Sickweather is really growing on me. Being able to add sympathy is awesome and to be able to follow groups near me is 👌. Very cool app, have loved seeing it evolve over time and especially some of the recent updates. I like the email notifications that have been added to groups too. Now I can see what's new.
I check Sickweather every day just like I check the Weather Channel app. It's super addictive and great to know what illnesses are going around. When you zoom out the national illness map is cool too. Awesome app!
Great for parents!
I love being able to follow my kid's school group and read/post updates about illnesses. As the parent of a preschooler, illnesses move fast and it's great to be on top of it.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Aug 15, 2016
- Version: 3.5.2
- Size: 56.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Sickweather Inc.
- © 2016 Sickweather, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.