Alerly, a tech startup based in Richmond, Virginia is introducing the world to its COVID-19 daily SMS alert platform that tracks confirmed COVID-19 cases in each user’s county.
According to Co-founders Aaron Maderia and Tim Joyce, “When users sign up, our platform will send them daily SMS alerts of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in their county and surrounding counties. We require absolutely no contract; cancel anytime.”
The Alerly.com system relies on real-time data from the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 data repository.
Alerly offers users a $1.99/month subscription to receive up to 3 daily SMS alerts for 3 different counties in their area. First, each user can easily select their county and surrounding counties. Then, Alerly will allow users to access simple reports from their area.
Aaron saw the potential in using SMS alerts to create a better-informed world. His current goal is to enable users to stay alert with real-time updates about ongoing COVID-19 cases in their area.
The startup’s future goal is to provide a simpler way for local governments to alert their residents about ongoing COVID-19 cases, with the hope to eventually enter international markets.