HypochondriApp is our submission for the 2015 CODE Hackathon, a 48-hour event sponsored by the Government of Canada to promote its open data initiative. HypochondriApp was built by Clark Van Oyen, Andrea Robertson, Charles Fritz, and Jim McDiarmid on February 20-22, 2015. We’re happy to announce that – out of 125 submissions from 1,300 participants – it was chosen as one of the 15 finalists!
Because the project was just for fun, we took a slightly different approach from our usual work – resulting in a rather tongue-in-cheek approach to health and wellness across Canada.
Our official submission:
It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this health and hazard data and protect yourself against risks, both real and imagined.
HypochondriApp shows the frequency of various health risks in regions across Canada, and compares it to what Canadians are actually saying on Twitter. Is a topic getting more airtime than the actual risk would suggest? Or are we overlooking the things that have a higher chance of affecting us? Don your tinfoil hat and take a cheeky look at the scary things that lurk outside your door…