"For many parents and caregivers of daycare and elementary school age children, it is essential to know what sickness is going around in the community or at school. Busy professionals, individuals with compromised immune systems, senior centers and school nurses that need to stay healthy can all use SikBug to avoid becoming exposed. It is helpful for any health organization to identify and address the track the spread of colds, flu and other contagious disease.
Qwinix recognized this opportunity and developed an innovative application to help locate and report contagious disease. Designed for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, SikBug is a tool that allows the app to get users’ precise locations using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to the individual user’s device for the app to make use of them.
Additionally, SikBug has included the API document on its website to help track the data.
Qwinix developed this platform to include check in, report and store options to monitor the sicknesses going around, and it also displays the various types of contagious illnesses and the number of reported occurrences for each based on the locations."
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This application is very similar in concept to that app we built with my CSCI321 group at the University of Wollongong. Here is what we documented way back in 2006- The Avian Flu Tracker. The product was demonstrated at the annual Tradeshow at UOW with a REAL working system implementation which used Nortel's Mobile Location Centre (MLC). At the time AVIAN was topical and there was a great deal of discussion about pandemic outbreaks. We learnt so much on that project! The development team consisted of: B. Stroh, O. Berry, A. Muhlbauer, and T. Nicholls. You guys were brilliant! Thanks also to the late Martin Dawson who was a brilliant mentor and never tired of sharing/mentoring the team, and to David Evans for the many meetings he provided input to.