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The spread of the coronavirus is to be restricted by extensive measures worldwide; however, there are new case numbers every day. If you want to stay up to date with the infections, the number of cured patients and the people who unfortunately died from Covid-19, there are various offers. Among other things, the developers at Samabox Lab have the app Corona tracker brought to life. The software, which you can download for macOS on the Apple Mac and for iOS on the Apple iPhone, shows the current numbers on a map and breaks them down by country.
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I have already started a search with two readers, as only the Mac app of the Corona tracker can be found on the website of the app developer, but unfortunately all three of us have no idea where to get the iOS app. There are screenshots on their website, but you can find an app with this name in the App Store. Either the app is still in the mine waiting to be activated or it is simply not available in Germany.
When I have news, I'll post it here. At the moment we have to assume that the version for the iPhone or iPad is not available and that you have to be content with the Mac app.
The interface of the Corona Tracker app is based on Apple maps and shows the numbers on this map material broken down by country. There are also various graphic formats. In addition to the circles of different sizes, the radius of which depends on the number of infected people in the respective country, there are also bar charts and graphs showing current numbers on infected, cured and deceased over time. The whole thing is reminiscent of the website of the John Hopkins University, which also has a Corona card offers - but these can be called up in web browsers such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.
» Screenshots & Corona Tracker download: View and download here «
If you don't trust apps that focus on current topics and are offered outside the app store, then that is completely understandable. With regard to coronavirus cards, there was already a message that a Windows app was exposed as a fraudulent tool (here is my contribution to the topic). That's why I've picked out two alternative offers that you can use directly in the web browser without having to download them. In addition to the John Hopkins University map linked above, these are the following:
A final request: Only get information from reputable sources and do not believe every nonsense that comes along without a source or recognizable author via WhatsApp, Facebook and Co. Official and reputable sources are e.g. B. that Robert Koch Institute and Federal Ministry of Health, which Tagesschau website as well as the NDR podcast by the Charité virologist Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten. In addition, there are the websites of the offices responsible for your state, your district and your municipality. Of course there are more, but you are well advised here. Stay at home and stay healthy! :)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.