We partnered with Jordan's Ministry of Health, the Prime Minister's Office, and JoTech, a youth tech volunteer organisation, to develop a contact tracing app in record time—because there was no time to waste.
The app, called Aman, or "safety," has reached over 2 million downloads—and was ranked the #1 app in Jordan. User retention for the app remains high, at over 70%. And although the overall COVID-19 case count in Jordan is low, the app has already begun to identify and flag some potential cases of exposure.
The Aman application is an excellent one; it protects me, my family, and those around me.
With infections spreading rapidly around the world, the team had no time to waste. Here's what they learned about getting something together quickly:
Most importantly, the team was driven by a common mission—saving lives. This helped unite key stakeholders around a shared goal and ensured quick execution. The government noted that using the app is “a humanitarian and moral obligation.” That guiding principle helped the team move with ambition and urgency.