Location-sharing app Zenly unveiled a feature enabling users to compete in a challenge encouraging them to stay home, a move aimed at motivating people to adhere to social distancing guidelines introduced to help combat the global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The social networking app, which launched in 2015, announced its Stay At Home initiative in a Twitter post, explaining the feature provides a scoreboard tracking the time users spend within their home over a three-day period, which is then compared with friends’ activity.
Users are also able to interact with one other by exchanging stickers, and sharing information and tips for Covid-19 prevention to other social media apps, including Snapchat and Instagram.
This is the second move by the app to raise awareness about the pandemic: on 12 March it launched a map showing up-to-date information about confirmed cases in any country or region.
Snap started using Zenly’s location technology for a mapping service within Snapchat, after acquiring the company for $213 million in 2017.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back