What it does
As the world begins to re-open, it’s important that the spread of COVID-19 continues to be monitored. One of the best ways to do this is to track the daily changes in case count for specific locations, especially with regards to population density. Our app displays this data on a map and updates every day. One can easily visualize the severity of the virus in their location and make an informed decision on whether or not to leave their house. In the future, we plan to incorporate text updates. If there is a significant change in case count in their location, the user will be notified via SMS.
How we built it
The frontend of this app was created using react.js and the Google Maps API while the backend was created using Python and Firebase. Once per day, the data is obtained from the COVID-19 API in Python and is stored in the Firebase database.
All data is sourced from the COVID-19 API, which contains data from various sources compiled by Johns Hopkins CSSE. The API contains the most recent increase in cases for over 266 locations throughout the world.