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Valley businessman develops mobile app aimed to help officials monitor virus patients

1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago Tuesday, April 07 2020 Apr 7, 2020 April 07, 2020 9:32 PM April 07, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley business owner is using technology he developed to try and make sure his community is staying safe. He believes it can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Roy Tijerina, owner of Texas Guardians, developed a mobile app to help make sure people who test positive for the virus or asked to self-quarantine are staying indoors.

The patient would be asked to download the app and upload a profile picture. It’s geared towards law enforcement who would be able to send out alerts.

“When they click on a button or request for them to report, it's going to send the coordinates of where they're at that moment. Nobody is being tracked. They're only sending the coordinate of where they're at and it's going to ask for a live video picture,” said Tijerina.

The picture would come attached with their actual location, confirming they’re at home.

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