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Extension of Search Facilities Provided by ‘CoWIN’ Using Google’s Geocoding API and APIs of ‘CoWIN’ and ‘openweathermap.org’

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Pandemic COVID-19 creates devastating impacts on healthcare, education, economy, and society. Herd immunity against COVID-19 would permit society to return to normal. To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 harmlessly, a significant portion of a population would need to be vaccinated. India is the second most populated country globally, already administered the second-highest number of doses to its citizen successfully. The Government of India’s popular web portal/app ‘CoWIN’ is used to register and monitor vaccinations. It helps Indians to find the nearest available vaccination slots. In the present work, an Android application is developed to enhance the search facility provided by ‘CoWIN’ to make it more convenient. It helps the users to find all available vaccination slots within a 15 km radius in one search. This application also provides a weather forecast for the searched location and search date. Users are also able to know how much fees are charged by a center during search time. This application has tried to make the ‘CoWIN’s search by map facility more informative. It is expected that this application will improve the user’s vaccination slots search experiences and make the searchings more convenient.

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  • CoWIN
  • Vaccination
  • India
  • Slot
  • Search facility
  • API

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Saha, S., Basu, S., Majumder, K., Chakravarty, D. (2022). Extension of Search Facilities Provided by ‘CoWIN’ Using Google’s Geocoding API and APIs of ‘CoWIN’ and ‘openweathermap.org’. In: Woungang, I., Dhurandher, S.K., Pattanaik, K.K., Verma, A., Verma, P. (eds) Advanced Network Technologies and Intelligent Computing. ANTIC 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1534. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96040-7_14

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