Keep Up With The Flu is a widget and tool for your Android device that keeps you informed about the latest flu reports from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Keep Up With The Flu is two applications in one. The first part is an Android home screen widget that keeps you informed about flu activity in your area. Using the GPS capabilities of your Android device, Keep Up With The Flu automatically checks the CDC flu reports for updates wherever you are. If there are changes in flu activity, you will receive a notification in the status bar, allowing you to take appropriate action to prevent the flu.
In order to create a widget, you must long press an empty 2x1 area on one of your home screens, select Widgets, then Keep Up With The Flu. Once you create the widget, you may also launch the news reader and configuration options by clicking anywhere within the widget area.
The second part of the application is a useful news and feed reader that connects the user to the CDC's flu resources. Users can view news and updates, twitter feeds, podcasts and videos from the CDC.
In addition, you can also configure the widget from the news reader screen. This includes disabling notifications or only receiving notifications if the flu report is different than the previous report in your area. You may also choose to manually refresh the widget from this screen.
Initial release into the Android Market