- Publisher: Sickweather Inc.
- Genre: Health & Fitness
- Released: 15 Nov, 2013
- Size: 87.7 MB
- Price: FREE!
- App Store Info
DescriptionSickweather is the largest illness crowdsourcing community of its kind - processing over 6 million reports of illness each month! As featured on the Today Show and Good Morning America, Sickweather provides real-time alerts whenever you enter a 'sick zone'. Be alerted for Flu, Norovirus, Pink Eye, Whooping Cough, and 20 other illnesses, including parasites like Ticks and Head Lice!
"It's really great if you're a parent!" - The TODAY Show
"It tells you where all the sick people are!" - Good Morning America
"I love this site!" - Queen Latifah
"I think it’s a great idea! I love this!" - Meredith Vieira
Sickweather has also been honored among "100 Brilliant Companies" by Entrepreneur Magazine, "Top 5 Sites Crowdsourcing for Your Health" by George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services, and has been recognized for identifying the peak week of flu season 15 weeks before the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Sickweather uses a patent-pending process to track and map reports of illness from social media in addition to crowdsourcing directly from our user community.
Our SickScore calculates the risk of contagious illness in your immediate area, meanwhile reports are represented on the maps by blue "SICK" markers -- tap them for more information of exactly when they were reported. Some viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 48 hours and can have a viral life cycle of 2 weeks, so we color-code more recent reports as RED within 1 day, ORANGE within 2 days, YELLOW within 1 week, and we include reports as old as 2 weeks in BLUE.
With Sickweather Groups you can follow, report illnesses, and post messages directly to the locations that matter most to you, such as schools, workplaces, restaurants, hospitals and more!
Unique to our APPLE WATCH app is a hand washing timer which runs for 20 seconds (as recommended by public health organizations) and uses Apple's Taptic Engine to let you know when you are done.
And don't forget to check out our fun STICKERS for iMessage!
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Sickweather can be used with or without these services running, but to receive our real-time Sick Zone alerts, location services must be turned on. You can discontinue GPS services by simply turning off our Alerts from within our app settings using the Master Switch.