Even as the world is reeling under the Covid-19 pandemic, people are getting more conscious about precautions. The paths that we take in our daily outings provide vital clues in determining where the dangers are lurking. It is in this context that BorroBee Pvt Ltd, a software development company, has come up with an application to fight the pandemic.
The route map tracing application – Sahayi (helper, in malayalam) - can be installed in a smart phone and can be used offline without intruding the privacy of the user.
The app can be availed through registration with inputs of name, mobile number, address, vehicle number and so on. When the user has successfully registered the app a QR code will be sent on the basis of the information provided.
When a second person scans the QR code he or she will be receiving the details the first one has fed into the app and vice versa. Thus the details regarding persons and places one has visited along with the time will be recorded in the app.
The details can be fed manually without scanning the QR code as well. This option can be activated by choosing 'Automatic Location' which can also be keyed in separately. There are options to feed time and date as well.
When the fear of community spread is growing in Kerala the app developers claim that the Sahayi app would help ward off the danger to a great extent. By recording the details of persons and places one has visited it will become easier for one to make out if he or she has come onto contact with a Covid-19 positive person. However, the app developers respecting the privacy of a person assure that there is no chance of personal getting leaked.
E S Biji Mol MLA launched the app at a brief function at the Convention Centre in Kumily on July 24.
The app has been developed by a team of young tech experts, including Emil George, Shebin P T, Mohammad Shahabas, Alen Joseph, Amal Chacko and Manu M.
Sahayi app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.