An App for Mosquitoes?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Grand Rapids

Bugged by mosquitoes? Well now there’s an app for that. No, it doesn’t ward off the blood sucking menaces, but it does allow users to warn others about what infested neighborhoods to avoid.

The app was developed by a team from the University of Manitoba and lets users rate mosquito population in a certain area which is then uploaded to a map where all users can look.

The creators made the app based off of another app they used to track traffic congestion. Rory Jacobs, one of the students from Manitoba, says users have the ability to check the app before leaving their home so they know whether or not they need to drench themselves in bug spray.

So if you want to check it out and be a part of the 200 other users tracking mosquitoes, download the “M Tracker” on your smart phone. The more users, the more accurate and sufficient the data will be.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/mosquitoes-bugging-you-there-s-an-app-for-that-1.1348321