Choose Ask NHS for advice, choose COVID Symptom Tracker if you want the better app

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COVID-19 is raging throughout the world and people are confounded as to what and what not to do. One study claims that masks are effective while others claim they’re pretty much useless. Keeping tabs on every change is quite difficult though which is why these COVID apps are so nifty. However, do they work or are they worthless? Let’s find out.

Why do we say this?

In terms of grading, we’d recommend checking out the COVID Symptom Tracker if you want quality “information”. They’re graded at a 4,34 / 5 while Aarogya Setu and Ask NHS are graded at a 3,78 / 5 and 2,74 / 5. Each and every app is, however, “easy” to use. As to the ability to keep track of “symptoms”, COVID Symptom Tracker is again, the winner at a 4,10 / 5. Ask NHS do however have some tricks up their sleeves and if you want “advice” and recommendations it might be the app for you.

Caption from the comparative dashboard for the topic “Symptoms”
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Finding the right COVID app is somewhat of a struggle. If you want the app with perfect grades, we’d recommend checking out the COVID Symptom Tracker. If you want someone to give you advice and tell you what to do, we’d recommend giving Ask NHS a try.

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts for Aarogya Setu and Ask NHS analyzed in this article are collected from public online data published on Google Play. All texts for COVID Symptom Tracker analyzed in this article are collected from public online data published on the App Store.

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