A team of five Vietnamese software engineers has taken a mere 12 hours, albeit non-stop, to build an online dashboard which monitors not only global cases of infection the coronavirus in real-time, but also allow Vietnamese Internet users to catch-up with latest and official news.
KOMPA GROUP had already developed an English version of the dashboard ranking it as one of the world most popular 2019-nCoV tracking websites, but there was no Vietnamese language supported platform available on the Internet. Vietnamese people could not track the number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam and around the globe due to the language barrier. More importantly, social media and other news platforms were bombarded with fake and unofficial news which were causing a great deal of confusion and unnecessary panic in public.
According to Mr. Vong Thanh Cuong, CEO and Founder of Kompa Group, another obstacle when building the website was to coordinate the Data Science team located in Silicon Valley, U.S.A., and the Development team based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“When COVID-19 was declared global health emergency by WHO, everyone was on holiday. The time zone difference between Vietnam and the United States made it difficult for executing the project yet all members tried their best to deliver the work successfully,” Mr. Cuong said.
A highlight of KOMPA GROUP’s dashboard is the news bar. Users not only can keep track of the number of COVID-19 cases, but also quickly get updated on the latest information from official and credible information sources related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In addition to the real-time global infection map, the dashboard also provides an infection map customised for Vietnamese people to follow.