A group of startup entrepreneurs in Bengaluru is developing an app and creating technological solutions to help the government track and monitor people in home quarantine and contain the spread of Covid-19.
Globally, the number of positive cases stand at 336,000, with death toll at 14,641. In India, cases have surged to 390, including six deaths. Karnataka had 26 cases, with one death.
One such solution called ‘Q-app’ or quarantine app, expected to go live this week, aims to live-track those in home quarantine as well as provide colour-coded information to identify areas with large number of positive cases.
The core group, that was formed last Monday, includes Abhiraj Singh Bhal, co-founder of services startup, Urban Company, Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO and co-founder of app-based two-wheeler rental startup, Bounce, entrepreneur and angel investor Alok Mittal and Sanjay Vijaykumar of Startup Village.
The group is not only building the “Q-App" but also looking at creating content and dissemination of information in vernacular languages as well as solutions for medical supplies.
There are at least four versions of solutions that include mobile and web-based apps that would be handed over to the Karnataka government.