Seeing the numbers was a pleasant surprise for everyone involved. Just a few months ago a student-led TrackCorona project started to take their first baby steps on the internet, and now they have the attention of the entire world. From 200k page views and 62.7k users in February, to over 1 million active users with over 5 million page views in the following months, from every country on the planet. Now, that’s what we can call a success!
Recently, we had the pleasure to announce our partnership with TrackCorona, a user-friendly platform, allowing everyone to gain a deep understanding of the pandemic with one click.
The months that followed, we were impressed to see such a remarkable evolution of our partners. The optimization of maps, the inclusion of heavier data sections, and introduction API has turned the site into a powerful information tool able to tackle the global health crisis.
The excellent visual representation of coronavirus related data has attracted staggering attention, making the masterminds behind this excellent tool to take big leaps in scaling up, to meet the ever-growing demand for accurate and reliable information.
Even more impressive is the ethical choice of TrackCorona creators to refuse the option of paywalls. Giving everyone free access to potentially life-saving information on the platform is an example of true solidarity in times of uncertainty.
“We believe it is important to make the information free of charge to allow other academics to conduct research and studies without having to worry about gathering funds to do so. We know how stressful this process can be, especially in a time like this. Thus far, this data has been used worldwide, with around 48% of the traffic coming from Asia, and the rest being made up by Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. This aggregation includes many developers, not unlike ourselves, who are looking to make a difference in their local communities by helping keep everyone informed. It also includes epidemiological researchers from many universities around the world, who are studying trends in global and city-level data in order to build a model.”– Soukarya Ghosh, one of the masterminds behind the TrackCorona platform.
Our invitation to all researchers
As we are now the largest proxy providers in the world and data delivery leaders, we seek to continue helping universities and other institutions. Everyone must play a part in the fight against COVID-19. Oxylabs is ready to support ongoing research about the novel coronavirus by providing proxies or any other tools that might prove to be of use.
If you or anyone you know requires help on any coronavirus related research project, feel free to drop us a line at [email protected].