What is the tick map showing?

The tick risk map published in LymeApp for the testing period are demo data based on peak season 2020.
Once the App goes live this risk map will be updated weekly/fortnightly reflecting any change in risk due to recent temperatures.

What is Microsoft App Center?

App Center is a continuous integration, delivery, and testing solution for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows apps. App Center enables developers to ship apps faster and with more confidence by automating the development life cycle.

App Center offers many different services, but the most relevant for testing is our Distribution service. App Center allows developers to release application binaries to you, a tester, via download link, the App Center install portal.

More information can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/distribution/testers/

What’s the difference between the LymeApp Website and Native mobile app?

Native mobile apps are built for a specific platform, such as iOS for the Apple iPhone or Android for a Samsung device. They are downloaded and installed via an app store and have access to system resources, such as GPS and the camera function. Mobile apps live and run on the device itself. Snapchat, Instagram, Google Maps and Facebook Messenger are some examples of popular mobile apps.

Web apps, on the other hand, are accessed via the internet browser and will adapt to whichever device you’re viewing them on. They are not native to a particular system, and don’t need to be downloaded or installed. Due to their responsive nature, they do indeed look and function a lot like mobile apps — and this is where the confusion arises.

Web apps need an active internet connection in order to run, whereas mobile apps may work offline. Mobile apps have the advantage of being faster and more efficient, but they do require the user to regularly download updates. Web apps will update themselves.

What are the minimum requirements (Desktop/Laptop)?

The minimum requirements to access LymeApp on a Desktop/Laptop are as follows:
• Any modern Operating System (Windows 8+, MacOS, Linux with GUI)
• A modern web browser which supports HTML5 and CSS3 (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari).
• System must be connected to the internet