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E L H A C E N , M A M A D O U, A L I O U A N D A B D E L L A H I D I A
AND INFO APP
W H AT I N S P I R E D YO U TO
C R E AT E YO U R P R O D U C T ?
itive to COVID-19. It also provides
On one hand, it is our background in IT and new technologies that inspire us. On the other, it is because we need
to contribute to fighting this horrendous pandemic.
We created the Stop Corona app to help users get safe,
accurate, and needed information about the COVID-19
outbreak, focusing heavily on how to stop its spread and
avoiding being contaminated.
If someone tests positive to COVID-19, the app helps
to find people who have been in contact with them and
alerts them to the situation.
users with information on how to
W H AT H A S B E E N I T S I M PA C T ?
avoid being infected. It was devel-
We hope that its impact will be considerable in fighting
and combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of mobile phones in Africa is very widespread and the apps like
this can be very effective in helping stop the spread.
Stop Corona is a contact tracing
app which also educates the public
and users about the attitudes and
behaviors to adopt if they test pos-
oped by four young tech-enthusiasst, El Hacen DIA, Mamadou DIA,
Aliou DIA and Abdellahi DIA.
The worlds of the
elders do not lock all
the doors; they leave
the right door open.
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W H AT C H A L L E N G E S H AV E
YO U FA C E D I N P R O D U C I N G
T H E A P P A N D W H AT H E L P
D O YO U N E E D ?
Our main challenge has been the lack of support to help
scale it up. Although the app is already available on Android, we need support to finalize the iOS version.
We also need support with visibility so that more
people get to know about it and use it. Financial support
could also be useful in maintaining and improving the
product. We are convinced that the app could be mainstreamed and broadened into other facets, now and in
the post-COVID-19 future.