June 13, 2020

Wiqaytna: Everything (technical) you need to know

In this episode of GeeksBlabla, we discuss the new app Wiqaytna, released in June from a technical point of view with Zouheir Lakhdissi. Also to answer all questions related to the app.


Zouheir Lakhdissi


0:00:00 - Introduction

0:05:00 - The timeline that was required to build the app was legendary, no more than a month! what challenges did you face to honor this commitment ?

0:13:00 - Can you give us an idea about the app workflow in general, so everyone understands how it works from an end user perspective.

0:16:00 - what happens when someone is confirmed positive?

0:19:00 - Why going for low energy technology (Bluetooth) in the first place?

0:22:00 - Noticed that the app heavily consume battery energy, especially on iOS

0:25:00 - Does the mobile devices communicate with an external API?

0:32:00 - What is the backend stack that you used?

0:43:00 - Why the fork relationship was not maintained with the original repository?

0:51:00 - The app being published by Ministry of interior creates confusion.

1:00:00 - Is it possible to contribute to the project ? What is the process ?

1:04:00 - Why there was no marketing campaign regarding the app ?

1:19:00 - Wrap up and Goodbye.

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