Everybody can fight

the Corona virus


the Corona virus

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Client

FHI

Users

1.54 M

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Google Play

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"The app is a fantastic way of leveraging the power of existing technology to fight an all too real catastrophe."

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FHI

What’s always at hand and perfect for tracking?

Researchers at Norwegian research institute Simula created both an algorithm and backend service for storing data and apps for iOS and Android which track connections between people using Bluetooth and GPS. Shortcut’s most experienced developers, testers and designers then got the app ready for the App Store, the Play Store and the Norwegian population.

24 hours and more than 1 million users

The app provides anonymous data on how people move, making it possible to reach out to users if the national healthcare institute finds out they have been in close contact with people who are infected with the virus. Within the first 24 hours after the app was presented by the Norwegian Prime Minister, the number of app users passed one million.

Fingers crossed

Although we are excited by seeing this unparalleled growth in usage, the real test for the success of this app still lies ahead of us. Hopefully it will enable us to remain in control of the virus spread once society is opened up again.

100 % integration

Our team at the Smittestopp project have been designing the onboarding process for users. In addition they have helped optimize battery usage from the app, optimized Bluetooth and GPS tracking, ensuring the app works with most devices on the market.

"Fighting Covid-19 with data might be the best option there is"

The app helps Norway's health authorities limit the spread of coronavirus. Anonymous information from population movements is used to design effective infection control measures.