A Conceptual Framework of COVID-19 Location-Based Mobile Applications.

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Theodoros Oikonomidis Konstantinos Fouskas Maro Vlachopoulou


A leading problem that threatens the global economy and security of countries is the lack of immediate action and readiness to face a common threat. In addition to the mass vaccination and quarantine measures implemented as an emergency response to the rise of COVID-19, information systems and telecommunications were also utilized in the form of location-based mobile applications to control the mobility of global population, for contact tracing, and for compliance with quarantine measures. Early implementations of code and software in the form of location-based mobile apps as an emergency response, failed to face the waves of coronavirus due to the low adoption rates of smartphone users that led to minimization of citizens’ freedom. The scope of this paper is to examine the phenomenon of adoption of COVID-19 location-based mobile applications by the users of smartphones. This paper builds a novel conceptual framework for the factors that affect the adoption of COVID-19 location-based mobile applications.

Keywords: Location-based mobile applications, Contact-tracing apps, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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OIKONOMIDIS, Theodoros; FOUSKAS, Konstantinos; VLACHOPOULOU, Maro. A Conceptual Framework of COVID-19 Location-Based Mobile Applications.. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 6, june 2024. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/5557>. Date accessed: 22 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v12i6.5557.
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