AllClear helps users find nearby COVID-19 test sites across all 50 states and US territories, and access key information, such as screening requirements based on an individual’s symptoms. The app, the first of its kind, has created the most comprehensive database available, with over 9,000 verified test sites and counting.
AllClear, is a non-profit organization based in NYC dedicated to empowering communities with technology and data to overcome COVID-19 and get back on track. AllClear’s app lets users find nearby test sites across all 50 states and US territories, and access key information, such as screening requirements based on an individual’s symptoms. The app, the first of its kind, has created the most comprehensive database available, with over 9,000 verified test sites and counting. AllClear was founded by a volunteer team of over 30 entrepreneurs, medical researchers, engineers and designers who believe that expanded testing and empowering people with information will help us beat this pandemic.
In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping through the United States, some of my former co-workers from Jibe and other volunteers set out to launch one of the earliest experiences dedicated to finding testing sites across the United States. Our goal was to design and build a web app and native iOS app in a matter of weeks. We ran into many hurdles and ultimately launched the web app within weeks. The design and development processes were highly condensed as we were limited on time with the pandemic spreading rapidly. Some of our main UX goals included designing a frictionless on-boarding experience, making it simple for all communities to find the nearest testing center.
Frequent testing will help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We aimed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by empowering people to get tested early on in the pandemic, when testing sites were just getting set up. As testing has become more widely available, our goal has been to continue to provide detailed information about testing sites so that users can find the best location that fits their needs.
We aimed to help all communities find testing locations including urban and rural dwelling populations of all demographics.
The AllClear web app has been accessed across the United States and helped thousands to gain access to testing sites. The non-profit was recognized by the New York Times and Axios. Although the project has helped thousands of users find testing sites and launched before testing site locations were available on Google Maps and Apple Maps, a lack of marketing efforts has made it difficult to garner widespread adoption. Despite the limited adoption, we've learned that there's immense value in even helping a few thousand to a few hundred thousand users gain access to testing. Every little bit helps in this pandemic.