Moved by the compassion displayed by those of the front lines of this pandemic, we wanted to help ease quarantine and symptom monitoring so as to reduce the burden on patients, nurses, doctors, and ICU staff. Our application serves to eliminate confusion and provide clear, level-headed guidance.
What it does
How we built it
We built our mobile app using Xcode and the Swift programming language. We designed our app for iOS use. We drafted the app on figma.
Challenges we ran into
The primary challenge we faced was team communication. With our team members situated in diverse time zones, a few conflicting visions of the app arose that reduced our capacity to focus on the back end.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Despite our time zone differences, and despite the fact that our team members met for the first time on February 12th, our team was bonded by a desire to effect real change – to reduce suffering and provide common-sense COVID-19 guidance in a period marked by confusion and mistrust.
What we learned
What's next for COVID-19 Symptom Tracker
Logging symptoms can feel scary to do alone. Leaving the app user assured that their doctor has their back will help promote calm during the period of self-isolation. We would like the daily symptoms questionnaire to be emailed/texted to the patient's doctor. We plan to implement this functionality using the Twilio and SendGrid APIs.