The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of almost a million Americans and a couple million people around the globe. There is a big concern as to how safe we are from this fast-spreading pandemic. We wanted to create an app that would assess the risks of getting COVID-19. This will allow people to make educated decisions regarding if they should interact with the public.
What it does
It is a complete guide to understanding the COVID-19 virus. It has a screening that understands the risks that are associated with the virus concerning you. It also has an analysis of how the virus is progressing along with the current cases as well. The app also has the latest news regarding the virus. Lastly, it has tips on how to prevent the virus.
How we built it
We used Swift to build the app and an API to gather real-time data for COVID-19 metrics. These metrics are also used for screening to assess the risks of getting the virus. We also evaluated the risks based on the answers that the user gave us in the screening process. This gives a risk value.
Challenges we ran into
We didn't know how to set up the UI initially in terms of using buttons or a slide view. We also had some trouble with getting the risk factors to add completely.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of the intuitive design of the UI and the format of the app.
What we learned
We learned a lot about the COVID-19 pandemic. We also strengthened our API skills.
What's next for PandemiX
We want to integrate information from companies to help them asses their risk and make sure it is safe for them. This would be done in the form of a research survey.