Low-code software company OutSystems has announced a community-based app development programme to help combat the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and its effects digitally.
The company is offering its software development platform to help turn 20 ‘app ideas’ (for fighting the global pandemic) into reality.
It is hoped that low-code developers will help build applications that could help the global community combat Coronavirus… with what we might perhaps call Coronapps.
The programme provides free access to OutSystems software, which is capable of handling large-scale enterprise-level projects, for the duration of the pandemic.
The initiative also provides dedicated full-time support from OutSystems Community Team Advocates to enable, coach and work with teams of OutSystems developers on these projects.
In the first 24 hours since OutSystems launched the programme to its community, over 100 ideas for digital apps were submitted, including apps designed to handle medical equipment tracking, a hand-washing game, food delivery facilitation, pharmacy volunteer scheduling, and chatbots for virus FAQs.
“In this global pandemic, we’re all searching for ways to help each other,” said Paulo Rosado, CEO and founder of OutSystems. “We have been energised by requests and suggestions from our global community of developers and our own employees to mobilize in the fight against the coronavirus. All over the world, people are thinking of ways digital systems can help ease the hardships caused by COVID-19.”
Any OutSystems community member can submit their ideas.
The company’s official user community will vote for the ideas they believe will have the most impact.
All ideas submitted will be evaluated by the OutSystems team and up to 20 ideas that meet the project criteria will be selected for development.
More information can be found on the COVID-19 Community Response Program webpage.