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) for Apple Watch adds an entirely new dimension to Sickweather’s service, 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 Handwashing Timer that 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 3.0
Thanks to you, our community is now the largest of its kind crowdsourcing illness reports in real-time -- over 2 million processed each month! As the next step, we are really excited to announce that this latest version contains new features for Apple Watch, which will add a whole new dimension to how you interact with Sickweather!
- NEW! SickScore(TM) contagion sensing algorithm and index (Apple Watch only)
- NEW! Handwashing Timer (Apple Watch only)
- Fixed a bug causing some reports to not be saved to the My Reports map.
- Fixed a bug causing multiple repeat Sick Zone alerts for some users.
- Updated support for Facebook.
Misaligned tutorial that won't swipe through
Loaded up the app, the tutorial when swiped through had images and text that were not fitted properly so they were clipped and didn't align with the progress dots and as such couldn't proceed to the final dot where presumably the get started option would be.
Re downloaded to see if the app was merely bugged upon download. It persisted.
Love using this app when I travel
Local forecast is great. I like being able to see what's trending in different cities.
Simply nothing else like it! I always know about bugs spreading in my area before anyone else does!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Apr 14, 2015
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 22.5 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.