C-VIVE, a Culturally Inclusive App, is Now Available on iOS and Android
The hackathon allowed CCT to explore a range of approaches with multiple development teams. Ultimately, NTT DATA won the hackathon and the award for Best User Experience.
Crucial aspects of C-VIVE’s design include:
- Cultural Inclusion—The app is intuitive, and the content is easy to understand, ensuring adoption by a wide variety of users with different backgrounds. It uses carefully crafted illustrations and neutral colors to ensure that all users can easily identify with the app.
- Gamification—Gamification features increase user engagement, showing users their progress through the content they have mastered.
- Accessibility—The team paid great attention to text legibility, support for color-blind users, not overwhelming readers with too much text, and text-to-speech audio support for users who could not read.
- Animations—Self-examination steps are illustrated with simple animations reducing the need to read long explanatory texts.
- Support for Multiple Languages—The app supports Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, and English to maximize inclusion.
- Fully Offline Working—To minimize the need for data credit or WiFi access, the application and all content work entirely offline.
The app deals with lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, cancer symptoms, treatment, and risks. It also has a section for cancer awareness campaigns and telephone numbers to call for assistance and support.
The C-VIVE app is now available on iOS and Android app stores. Gerda Strauss, Head of Service Delivery at CANSA, The Cancer Association of South Africa, says, “Ignorance, myths, fears, and stigma contribute to misdiagnosis and late intervention. That’s why we use every avenue, partnership, and opportunity to communicate the message. We firmly believe that knowledge can help beat cancer, and we have high expectations for C-VIVE’s success.”