Scalefocus team joins forces to help in the fight against COVID-19

The entire world is currently fighting against COVID-19 and trying to diminish its dynamic spread. Finding ourselves in the state of a global pandemic, the most critical question to ask is, “What is the most important contribution I can make?”. Scalefocus already challenged itself and invested in helping in the development of a national system, which aims to assist in the fight against COVID-19 in Bulgaria.

Our endeavor started two weeks ago and had the ambitious goal to deliver a mobile application within just two weeks. Our team worked day and night and entirely devoted themselves to this. Guess what? We did it! We managed to build an app from scratch, which will be an essential part of the national system.

ViruSafe can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play, tomorrow or on Monday latest. We will open the source for use to the entire world next week.

The system and application were presented in the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria on Saturday (4th of April 2020).

“I want to thank all colleagues, who tirelessly worked to develop and test the application in just two weeks. ViruSafe is currently under review in the App Store and Google Play.” - Plamen Tsekov, CEO of Scalefocus

The main goals of the overall system, generously developed by five software companies pro-bono, are to inform citizens, experts, and government about the actual situation of the country’s total disease rate. Furthermore, the system will collect, summarize, and processes information in real-time through links to several systems and state registers. Once the data is collected, the system can analyze it and provide relevant insights to institutions, who can use it to help people and make accurate predictions.

People can use ViruSafe to track their symptoms daily. The information gets sent to the relevant health authorities, in case further action is needed. We will reveal all documentation and features of the app soon, so stay tuned.

We are finding ourselves in difficult times. We need to join forces to help in the fight against COVID-19. We, at Scalefocus, did this by creating a dedicated application, you can do it by using it, once it is available on the App Store and Google Play.