Covid-19 data and iOS Widgets
This is what my fork looks like:
Right beside my own widget, I use the fantastic Corona-Tagebuch created by Herbert Hertramph. He built this using the iOS Shortcuts app. It allows you to track your contacts inside of the Notes.app. For every contact, it creates a new note with date, time, a link to the iOS Maps app and your notes. Just perfect.
A neat side effect of writing and collaborating on this widget. I got some new followers on Twitter. Hopefully, they stay and enjoy the ride.
A side-note on COVID-19 data
At the moment we have a lot of discussion in Germany about the COVID-19 data collected by our Robert-Koch-Institut. They seem to be rather out-dated depending where you live. In some cities, it is always updated, and in others, it is always a bit behind the current situation.
Here is an interesting article in the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel covering this topic. Summary: Due to early closing time and long reporting chain, the RKI data are usually 2 days old at publication.
For example, at the moment I have the following incidence values for my hometown Koblenz:
Depending on the source of the data we are either below the threshold to be a hotspot, or just crossed this threshold or boldly moving towards the next threshold at 100. This is a confusing situation for us residents.
Guides, Guides, Guides
I tend to research the same topics over and over again. Mostly, because I am jumping between various technologies my teams use at alfa Media Partner and what I use for my personal projects. And if I don’t see things daily, my brain starts to forget about certain bits and pieces. So I decided to start a section on this blog where I publish installation and configuration guides. Mostly, to help myself, but maybe you find them helpful too.
Here are the first two guides I setup:
- Installing Node, Elixir and Python using asdf on macOS – I wanted to switch over to asdf for a while. Now I finally use it for my development environment.
- Set up a fresh Expo app project – Recently, we started to use Expo at work to start new React Native projects. And I always need some extra tools: ESLint, Prettier and lint-staged.