An Israeli blockchain startup Orbs encourages people to self-quarantine through their newly launched app.
According to an announcement on April 21, the app title as- “Stay at Home Challenge,” is designed to assure users does not leave the nearby radius once they enter their location in the app. The app tracks users’ self-quarantine time and notifies them when they abandon the designated home area.
The app gamifies the self-quarantine concept, allowing users to share their progression with friends and family members while encouraging to ‘stay at home’.
Orbs emphasize the importance of social distancing and following the stay-at-home restrictions amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The startup tweeted on how one of their core team members, Ran Hammer spent his time in quarantine:
Orbs Team at home: Ran loves cycling and isn't gonna let a #COVIDー19 pandemic keep him out of shape! How are you staying healthy and fit? pic.twitter.com/5PkN8QVs7L — Orbs (@orbs_network) March 23, 2020
Even though the app tracks people’s movements, Orbs claims that it doesn’t collect any personal data as users don’t add their name, email or any other personal information through the app.
Currently, the app is available in Google Play, and soon will be available for iOS users.
“We will continue to think of ways we can help out in Israel and globally to get us all through these challenging times. We discuss ideas on a regular basis in company meetings and chats.”