Swine Flu Tracker Coming to iPhone App Store

It was only a matter of time before some developer, in this case IntuApps, created an application revolving around the Swine Flu and why not, it's actually pretty informative and it will be free. According to Techcrunch you can expect the following features:

"you can see the current Threat Level for the disease, a map showing confirmed and suspected cases, a symptoms area to inform people, and an alert page for breaking news on Swine Flu."

This one can be very useful for a lot of people but now the big question is when will this application be approved?

Another screenshot after the break...

[Via Techcrunch]

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There are 11 comments. Add yours.

Joe says:

Wow! Very cool and usefull. Shows you how you can just make an app out of anything...
I think it should be approved, anything that's helpfull and can potentialy save lifes is a good thing to have!

DRLyman says:

That's a good idea. We just had all schools in he next county over from us closed today until further notice because of this.

Al says:

It has a 98 percent survival rate! Seasonal flu kills 36,000 people a year, swine flu has killed less than 5 people. Just like bird flu and SARS this is going to blow over and people who cancelled their lives for this will feel retarded once again.

K says:

You said it right Al. I'm so not worried about getting swine flu. The media likes to sensationalize and blow every thing out of proportion.

frog says:

It has the potential to be a big problem, though it appears at the moment that's unlikely to happen. Good App though, perhaps they can extend the idea a little.

Steve says:

@Al:
@K:
Maybe it will blow over, we all hope it does. But the "36,000 people dying from flu each year" argument means absolutely nothing, and is beyond tiresome. Those deaths represent primarily the elderly and babies. This is different, and has not been seen in any of our bodies before. It is a danger to everyone of all ages regardless of whether or not it becomes widespread.
Before criticizing the media, at least pay attention to what they report, rather than listening to a bunch of idiots on Yahoo Buzz and other non-informed bums on the internet.

Al says:

That was quoted from a CDC rep who was on record saying it's something to pay attention to but to keep it in perspective. That wasn't quoted from some bum on the Internet. The first person to die was a two year old girl, someone who would also be most at risk from a serious bout of the seasonal flu. They've been saying all along that there is little risk to healthy adults who listen to their bodies and seek medical attention when they become ill. So maybe I'm not the one who should pay better attention to what has been reported in the media.

Steve says:

Saying "it's something to pay attention to but to keep it in perspective" is a responsible statement. Saying "it has a 98 percent survival rate" this early, is not. :roll:
Sounds like you've already made up your mind, though. I'll continue listening to scientists and people who have more expertise on the subject than you or I, and see what happens.
This app is useful if it helps even one person in a thousand.

Dennis Nederlof says:

We have developed a similar app and submitted it on Friday! It even has almost the same name. Swine Flu (H1N1) Tracker 2009. You can find info at: http://www.microseconds.com/swine.html

Ana says:

@Al
agreed.
Fear mongering at it's finest.

Alexander Dombroff says:

Does an "Orange" threat level have to do with the swine flu? I can't seem to find out why it's at orange.