Building an App for a Crisis


TO BUILD A properly functioning app for urgent public use is no small feat. Take for example the now defunct Penang Contact Tracer application, or PGCare for short. Granted, the idea of developing a contact tracing app was first mooted back in March when Covid-19 clusters began emerging in Malaysia. “The plan was to create a user-friendly app that is easily accessible, and that allows the public to check-in to a location by scanning the QR code,” says CEO Praburaajan Selvarajan of Madison Technologies, the software development company appointed to design PGCare in collaboration with the Penang State Government. Praburaajan Selvarajan. What began ...

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