Building Ethical Tracer, a revolutionary tool in the battle against COVID-19

Building Ethical Tracer, a revolutionary tool in the battle against COVID-19

How it began

Lola Tech started 2020 with an R&D project exploring how we could use mobile location and bluetooth technologies to revolutionise the hospitality, casino and conference world. Having spent over 10 years building products for the travel and leisure industry, we understand this market and felt that there was an opportunity to build something exciting.

However, when the COVID 19 pandemic struck we realised we could pivot our technology to help businesses and universities to safely return to work or studies when the time is right. We built an "Ethical By Design" contact tracing app and dashboard.

Ethical Tracer

Employers, Universities and anyone with a duty of care for people are faced with similar COVID-19 related problems handling transmission between their members. Ethical Tracer is a COVID-19 exposure notification solution designed to alleviate many of these concerns.

Arriving at your place of business, the app switches on when they get to work and switches off when they leave.  And if someone gets diagnosed with COVID-19, colleagues that have been in close contact are discreetly notified to self-isolate.

This means we help to bring peace of mind for everyone.

The details

We build “geofence” zones round your business or university to automatically turn tracing on-and-off as your app users enter and leave your premises. The app records their movements and interactions with other app users. We encrypt and obfuscate all this information and only a user’s device knows where it has been or who it has seen, making the app very secure. This allows staff to return to work and assures all that they are safe at work or university.

An app user can use the app to check their symptoms, book a test and then register a positive test result, this then notifies any users that may have been exposed to this positive case.

But that's not all, it allows all users to track their time left in quarantine and even uses some unique bluetooth calculation technology to notify users in the zones if they aren’t following social distancing guidelines.

Managers can then track the number of employees sick, when they are back and even manage the capacity of their offices or buildings.

Key features:

  • Social Distance notifications
  • Encrypted Location Tracking in work or university zones only
  • Anonymous Exposure Notifications
  • Book a COVID Test
  • Book a Space at work
  • Check Symptoms
  • Register a Positive Case
  • Workflow management tool tracking covid cases, capacity at work and impact of covid on your business.


We’ve built the Apple and Google Exposure Notification system for Health Authorities, for business. Authenticated users participate as anonymous agents within our distributed exposure notification network, comparing their encrypted location and BLE proximity keys stored on their phone with new covid-19 cases that enter the system.   Built as a React Native Mobile App coupled with native SDKs for Android & iOS, it sits on the geographically distributed anonymous notification network powered by Python/Redis APIs.It’s supported by a web based case workflow management dashboard built with React UI, a Node.js back-end and dynamoDB.

Who can use it?

Businesses can use Ethical Tracker to give their staff extra protection when they come back to their place of work.

Universities and colleges use it to give students and teachers extra support in coming back to campus when the time is right.

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