This app is for use in Miami-Dade County.
CombatCOVID is the Official COVID-19 notification and information app of the County Government of Miami-Dade County, Florida, a diverse community of over a million and a half people.
Unlike other apps, CombatCOVID has never used GPS or location notification in its architecture. The app user’s privacy and identity are protected. No names, emails addresses, locations or personally identifying information is required. There is never any location or identity information acquired by CombatCOVID.
The CombatCOVID app uses Bluetooth signals to determine if you are near another user. All users who have been in close proximity to a COVID-19 positive person will be notified by a push notification recommending they get tested immediately, without revealing anyone’s personal identity. Suggested locations for testing are also provided.
Your device’s phone number is encrypted and never shared with anyone, including local health officials. All data and Information about the device being in close proximity with another device is ONLY stored on the device.
Access to the data indicating the device’s user may have tested positive is only shared IF/WHEN the user chooses to share it. IF the user does choose to share a COVID-19 positive result, they are still totally PRIVACY PROTECTED.
Improved OTP (One-Time Pin) SMS service
Ratings and Reviews
Could be better
I get the privacy concerns, but let’s be real. If I am in my car and in Bluetooth range of another driver and we exchange tokens, there is no path for transmission. Yet I could get an alert. Location services needs to be incorporated, so if I see the alert was from an exchange on the palmetto expressway I can ignore it. Second, this needs to work in the background. Maybe there is a technical reason it can’t, but the easier it is to just run it without thinking the better. If it gets disabled and I forget to turn it on, might as well not have it! Same if I’m somewhere using other apps. Might as well not have it. But this is a much needed tool that everyone can use for their safety. Worried about “them” tracking you? Better cancel sunpass! Delete your Facebook! Flush your smart phone down the toilet! And get over yourself, you are NOT important enough to be tracked! Nobody cares about your boring activities! Or mine.
Don’t be selfish
My husband has had the app on his phone for several days using it before I downloaded it. I have the same impression and opinions he has: its easy to use and is very easily installed.
I’ve read the back and forth about this app. I don’t think the negative reviewers understand the options Miami Dade County had. FL Is not VA. The State of Florida is simply not providing the same support.
What do the negative reviewers want? Do nothing? I totally get that the app can be forced off during a call or something. SOWHAT! Turn it back on! MDC is in the middle of a pandemic and struggling to do the best it can. This app works well, and is easy to use given what MDC had to work with.
Far, far too many people are failing to realize the gravity of our situation and the need to do whatever we can – no matter how imperfect – to keep from getting sick. I’m 52 and a of this talk childish and selfish.
Works as described, easy to setup
I usually read reviews but don’t mist post them myself but I had to with this one. The negative people and comments seem to me to be from people who have an agenda or are what my brother calls technology perfectionists, he is a computer guy. That isn’t the real world. I wish my phone didn’t have to be recharged so often – but it doesn’t keep me from using it. This app requires you to go through some steps and rules to use it BUT IT IS DEFINITELY worth it in my opinion. I am no digital genius (I’ve been in a successful auto repair business for18 years) but I know when something works. This app by our county works. One more thing, I hate it when people make reviews and then speak bad about Miami-Dade. I have lived here my whole life and love it.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Miami-Dade County
- 35.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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