Create a Website and App for Information on CoronaVirus – COVID-19

April 27, 2020 | Sakshi Sharma

Just a few months ago we were living a completely different life unaware of how rapidly things were going to change. The Coronavirus is a global disturbance that has forced us all to come together and try to put an end to it. While we are all making changes and doing what we can to help, there is still a lot more that needs to be done. We’ve seen some apps and websites pop up to try and provide information to help fight this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

If you want to join in the fight this is the time to create a website and an app that provides information globally but also could actually help put an end to this. To help guide you, here is a list of information you should provide.

1. How to avoid getting it

There is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. Gather the correct information and make it concise. Quick and easy for anyone to understand exactly what precautions they need to take to avoid catching it. There’s the basic information such as avoiding people and washing your hands consistently but dive a bit deeper into all the things they should be doing and why.

2. What the symptoms are

People may already know the basics of what they can expect if they have the virus such as a cough and fever. However, provide more specifics about it because this will help people better understand if they have the coronavirus versus the flu or cold. There are differences no matter how subtle. We want people to avoid panic and trying to go to the hospital so helping them understand a deeper understanding of the symptoms will help greatly.

3. How to test for it

If people think they might have it or want to test for it, you can offer a way to do this within the app itself. While companies are developing more testing tools you may be able to use these as well as tools like temperature testing within the app to help. Not everyone has the ability to get tested so being able to do it within an app is a great option.

4. Testing locations and kits that are available when and where

Everyone should know where they can get tested and how many kits are available. They should be kept up to date when new testing supplies are available and where they can get it. While companies are creating new ways of testing such as a patch that transmits data to the phone, your app and website should provide this data to help people find out about it.

5. What to do once you think you have it

Once someone realizes they have the Coronavirus, then there is the stress of what to do next. Information all over says to simply stay home but there is a lot more to it than that. Much like the details for avoiding the virus, quick and concise details on what to do once you have it is also needed. We’re so overwhelmed with all this information that it can be difficult to understand what you should actually do. Most people’s instincts are going to be to head to the hospital but before they do your information can help guide them much faster and easier.

6. A complete interactive map

The entire world wants to receive live coronavirus updates about where they or their loved ones live. Showing a quick view of how many have it, how many have died, and how many have recovered is important. You’ll want to go beyond that to show the percentage of increase or decrease as well. This should be a daily update to stay as accurate as possible.

7. Numbers to call for more information and emergencies

Quick access to the most important numbers for people to call is a necessity. This can include a list of the hospitals in their area, specific coronavirus emergency numbers, and more. Even just numbers to learn more information should be provided as well.

8. Coronavirus health alert

Users should have the ability to receive alerts. These alerts should be sent to notify individuals of very important updates. This can include many things for instance if new testing equipment has become available. This pandemic is not being taken lightly, we all want to know what’s happening right away.

How to get this built

Your first step should be to find a proper website and app development company that understands what it takes to design, develop, and maintain websites and apps. They can offer advice on how to create a web application, how to properly design a mobile app, where to get the correct coronavirus information, and more. It’s really important that you find the right development partner to ensure this is built properly.

Design and experience play a very important role. The users need to find the information they are looking for fast and easy. It should be elegant and simple so the learning curve is very small. A proper app and website design company can successfully create this so that users around the world can use this with ease.

The most important thing is that the information is accurate and current. Your sources should only be from proper doctors and organizations like the CDC. This isn’t just a US problem, it’s a global problem so offering it all over the world will make your website and mobile app development worth it.

While your app and website are not a replacement for proper medical professional advice it is a helpful guide for those all over the world. If you want to learn more about the cost to build a website and the app development cost then contact SDI right away at 408.621.8481 or email us at

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