Coronavirus Quarantine App

Stuck at home with nothing to do? With thousands all over the word forced into quarantine we wrote about the best apps for coronavirus [covid-19] which covers a variety of topics that can be useful for someone who finds themselves quarantined in their home. The article discusses the best apps for communication, information, education & entertainment.

While there are a plethora of useful apps and sources of entertainment for quarantine, not all apps are so innocent. In countries where the virus has spread further, governments are turning to apps to help keep tabs on their citizens to ensure they are complying with the quarantine order. In South Korea, where there are thousands already in quarantine, the government has already turned to GPS based applications to monitor people [source]

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In Thailand the digital start up Articulus has already developed an app called SydeKick for ThaiFightCOVID. Anybody arriving from China, Italy, Iran & South Korea are already legally mandated to provide their location and enter quarantine for 14 days.

At appsjail, we believe this is just the start of the trend as quarantine and technology will both play a pivotal role in our efforts to combat this virus. What does this mean for you? On the one hand, any effort to fight coronavirus should be explored and tried, on the other hand this can represent a gross violation of our constantly eroding privacy rights.

On the subject of coronavirus and eroding privacy rights, we would also like to take this opportunity to warn you of fake coronavirus apps & maps that are used to spread malware further eroding our privacy [source]. The bottom line is make sure you get your information from a trusted source and don’t download any coronavirus related apps from any third-party appstores. For a list of trusted apps please check out our link at the top of the article for apps for coronavirus.

With the situation on the ground changing rapidly we will continue to try and be there for you with all the updates on new apps and technology that can help better our lives and better combat the virus. Please stay safe and healthy!