It’s been 131 days since we shared the first version of the Visible app with a small group of people living with Long Covid and ME/CFS. In that time, the Founding 100 have tested the app, shared their feedback and captured more than 76,000 data points on their conditions. Thanks to them, we’re ready for the next step.
Today, we’re opening up the Visible beta to the whole community.
As someone who has been living with Long Covid for 2 years, it's great to be making this progress.
At Visible, our mission is to use data to increase our collective understanding of invisible illness. With today's beta launch, we’re one step closer to achieving this.
How can I get involved?
You can now download the Visible beta app, for free, from the Apple App Store or Android Play Store.
Visible is designed specifically for people living with Long Covid and ME/CFS. The app lets you track and see trends in your symptoms, measure your body’s signals (including Heart Rate Variability) with your phone’s camera, and contribute data to global research.
We take your privacy really seriously. That means that we will never sell your data, or share it without your permission. If you decide to opt-in to a research study, then the data we share with researchers will be completely anonymized.
What does beta mean?
From day one, our philosophy has always been to focus on making something people want to use. To achieve that, we're committed to sharing early versions to see if we’re getting it right, before improving the platform based on that feedback.
This means that the Visible app is changing all of the time. It also means that certain features aren’t perfect or simply don't exist yet.
Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve the platform, so we’d love to hear it! We’ll be sharing optional surveys where you can have your say, and you can always get in touch with the team directly from the Help and feedback section of the Visible beta app.
What about the wearable?
If you’ve been following Visible for a while, you’ll know that our ultimate aim is to use wearables to help people to understand their illness and pace their activity. In the background, we’ve been working hard with researchers to build a wearable platform for people living with energy-limiting illnesses. And it’s almost ready.
We’ll be releasing our Visible Plus wearable subscription in the New Year. If this is something you’re interested in, then you can join the wearable waitlist from inside the Visible beta app.