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
"I think it’s a great idea! I love this!" - Meredith Vieira
Sickweather has also 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 peak week of flu season 15 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 3.6.5
Thank YOU for using Sickweather. With this release we've added the following features and bug fixes:
• 2 crash bugs, found and FIXED
• In-app user feedback prompt
^ We want to hear from you. Now we've made it easier for you to get in touch and provide feedback from within the app.
Questions or comments? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great start but needs work!
Excellent concept, however an option to post multiple occurrences in one report is much needed! For example, regarding the RSV outbreak over the past few months (this is similar to, but not the flu), many of my coworkers have had this go around in their household, offices, daycares, as in kids, one or both of the parents have contracted it within hours or days of one another. RSV is highly contagious, unlike what under-informed information is stated in the pop-up that is displayed in the app itself. The RSV virus can remain active on any hard surface for up to a half hour (door knobs, toilet handles, sink handles, keyboards, phone sharing, aerosol transmission, i.e., unchecked coughing, and broadcast sneezes, etc.). The Sick-weather app itself is a great concept, but needs refinement to be truly useful and informative.
In general I like it
This is a very interesting app. Think it's a great idea to be able to see what going on around you. I do think that it could be a little more intuitive. When there appears to be multiple illnesses concentrated at one location it is very hard to get it separated so you can see what various illnesses are there.
Standout app, fascinating
Love being able to see illness reports near me. Trends and alerts are really cool. It's fascinating to be able to see the illnesses around you and what's trending what's going up what's going down radar maps this app really has it all. Very impressed.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 19, 2017
- Version: 3.6.5
- Size: 64.3 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.