The Surprisingly Easy App of the Week: Sickweather

It's Thursday, which means it's time for another surprisingly easy app of the week!

This week, we're going to help you avoid getting ill before Christmas with Sickweather…

What is it?

Sickweather is "˜the world's first Doppler radar for sickness', which basically means that it tells you where sick people have been so you can avoid them. The app uses social media and geotagging to identify "˜outbreaks' of the cold, flu, norovirus and all kinds of other nasty illnesses.

Why is it surprisingly easy?

Getting a cold is literally the worst part of Winter, so it's nice to be able to identify where sick people have been using Sickweather's slightly terrifying "˜heatmaps' and steer well clear (or cover your mouth and run while in a "˜sickness danger zone' – whatever floats your boat). You even get live updates when you enter a sick zone, which is useful but a wee bit scary too.

The best bit

When someone says "˜oh, I think there's something going around', you can say "˜YES, YES THERE IS! NOW STOP BREATHING ON ME!'

The downside

You'll spend most of your money on hand sanitizer and face masks. That's if you ever actually leave the house again, of course.

Download Sickweather on iOS | Download Sickweather on Android

Has an app made your life surprisingly easy recently? Let us know, and we may feature it in a future post!

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