The Pandemic App Ecosystem: Investigating 493 Covid-Related iOS Apps across 98 Countries

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Global map of developer/seller locations of 493 Covid-related iOS apps

Health and Fitness - Pandemic: The Next App Store Genre?

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Example of the collected Covid iOS data — App permissions breakdown by app, developer, and country
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The “Safer Illinois” app permissions in Xcode
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CoVerified iOS Covid Campus monitoring app expanded details example (upon icon hover)

Looking at Covid App Data Across 98 Countries

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Global map of Covid-related iOS apps by country total

SDKs: Google, Google, and Fabric (Google)

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Covid-related iOS SDK topline
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Covid-related iOS SDK breakdown — details callout example

Permissions: Location, Location, Location

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Covid-related iOS app permissions topline

Impressions (After Looking at 493 Pandemic Apps for Seven Months)

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Saint Louis University’s iOS Covid app’s defunct privacy and data collection Policy
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Apple User ID leak patch example — “Safer Illinois” Covid monitoring app
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CampusClear — a widely used school monitoring app by an employee productivity predictive analytics firm
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Australia’s “Check in CBR” iOS SDK and Permissions list
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Example of Google Maps SDK and Exposure Plugin integration in iOS app code

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