The Covid Pass application, developed for INCM, emerged as a necessity at the beginning of the pandemic, allowing airlines, organizers of cultural, corporate, sports, and family events (such as weddings and baptisms) to easily validate their documents and participate in events with greater safety.
With the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, there arose a need for an application that could easily and quickly validate certificates issued by clinics and hospitals, allowing users to confirm their infection status, recovery, or vaccination against the virus.
This way, it enabled airlines, organizers of cultural, corporate, sports, and family events (such as weddings and baptisms) to swiftly and efficiently validate individuals’ Covid Digital Certificates, contributing to an improvement in public safety.
This project was characterized by its extremely short execution timeline and high criticality, having been downloaded and used by more than one million users.
Caixa Mágica has developed a simple application for Android and iOS, designed to be used by the Portuguese population, on both high-end and low-end devices. The application is user-friendly, consisting of an onboarding process, a QR code scanner, a certificate validation screen, and a screen displaying application updates.
Upon entering the application, the user would always go through the onboarding process, where they were provided with an explanation of how the application works and how to validate certificates. The user could revisit this onboarding process at any time if they had questions while using the app. If the certificate was valid, the user would receive a green stamp; if it was invalid, they would receive a red stamp, along with other relevant information on the page.
Additionally, the application allowed users to activate the flashlight on their mobile devices, enabling them to scan certificates in low-light conditions.
This project was characterized by its extremely short deadline and high criticality. Caixa Mágica managed to overcome this challenge and launch the application, ready to be used by the Portuguese population, with over one million users downloading it. Although it was not possible to store users’ certificates due to the General Data Protection Regulation, it allowed users to validate their certificates and enjoy travels and events with greater safety.
Although the application’s initial purpose was for COVID-19, it has prospects for growth in the field of certificate validation.