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Selangkah app receives new facelift and ‘Bubble’ feature for first anniversary

Selangkah commemorates its first anniversary by announcing new facelift for the app and Bubble’ feature.

The Bubble feature allows users to check in together with their family members (dependants) for simplification. Selangkah aspires to step further ahead by introducing the best practices of New Zealand through the introduction of Bubble. On the Selangkah App, users can create their own Bubbles, which they can extend to include individuals from outside their households. This way, they can have more in-person social interactions with close friends, while still potentially limiting the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

With the new app update, Selangkah App users will be able to set up their Bubble groups and add the respective members. A user can have three kinds of Bubble: 

  • Family – Comprises only family members
  • Friends – Features the users’ closest pals
  • Colleagues – Includes co-workers whom the user regularly hangs out with 

Apart from group check-ins, Bubble can be used throughout the Selangkah ecosystem for group appointment for RTK/PCR screening test, home quarantine monitoring, and vaccination. The second phase of Bubble feature roll-out will be powered by advanced analytics to measure personal and group behavioural exposure to Covid-19, aimed to prepare the nation for a long-haul and sustainable strategy.

For the latest major app update, users will find that the home, scan, and profile screens each have had a facelift. Most noticeable are the new icons on the home screen that are now categorised. The announcement panels at the top of the home screen are now clickable and has been enhanced to be more suitable for commercial promotions.

A special WhatsApp button is added for users to chat with the Selangkah customer support team in case they require any assistance. There is also a special button to access Selangkah Vax, where employers can enrol their workforce for Selangor’s Covid-19 vaccination program, is now available on the home screen. 

The Affected Premises Map function has been replaced by an AI-powered Forecasting Map (AfMAP) to give people an improved and eagle-eye view of their surrounding risks and future prediction of emerging clusters, which will help users to be more vigilant.

Aside from the app upgrades, Selangkah has one more treat for its users. This will particularly delight those who couldn’t enjoy its full app features version due to phone or platform incompatibility (such as some Huawei and Redmi models), or because of coronavirus-related app restrictions imposed by Apple for iOS.

Selangkah also developed an alternative in the form of a Progressive Web App (PWA). It is the exact replica of the Selangkah App in terms of functionality and appearance. But instead of having to download from their respective app stores, users can access the PWA via the web browser on any mobile devices. All they have to do is visit and log in as usual. From their web browser, users can create a shortcut to the Selangkah PWA for easier access from their home screens. An icon will appear on their devices just like when a new mobile app is downloaded.

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