The Problem

Lyme Disease (Lyme Borreliosis) is caught from bites by ticks found in forests and grassland. Diagnosed cases have risen tenfold to an estimated 3000/year in Scotland and more than 65,000/year in Europe. The disease causes substantial losses in productivity, with increasing economic and social cost.

The Product

LymeApp, a product offering an integrated set of phone app and web-based products, has been established to meet the needs of multiple customer groups effected by and dealing with increasing levels of Lyme Borreliosis (LB). The product provides maps indicating disease risk in a user’s location and provides medical advice which, when combined, helps customers avoid catching the disease and mitigate its effects if bitten.

The Functions

LymeApp consists of two components: a webapp and a mobile app. The website is comprised of a user interface communicating with a server – no download of software is required with content is visualised using web mapping. The Mobile App provides basic information on ticks and LB and a basic tick map which allows all users to report tick sightings. The advanced app provides detailed information on ticks and LB and a detailed tick map. The app interacts with existing components on the mobile device. The app requests permission to access location data using the GNSS receiver built-in to modern phones. The app provides preventative advice for the risk posed by each location.

The System

The LymeApp system is an interactive data gathering, synthesis, analysis and interrogative map generating system that incorporates quality-assured advice from national public health authorities for the better management of Lyme Borreliosis and the prevention of tick bites. LymeApp supports behavioural change and stimulates responsible health prevention management.

The Benefit

These products offer access to accurate and regularly updated risk maps and high quality advice. Businesses can use LymeApp for compliance with occupational health targets; healthcare providers can involve patients and public to engage with the interactivity function of LymeApp to encourage self-management.

Product Timeline

September 2019

Development begins

Development of LymeApp officially commenced.

September 2019
August 2020

Testing Phase begins

Testing commences, including internal system testing and pilot user testing.

August 2020
July 2021

Testing Phase complete

Testing phase complete with feedback from pilot users evaluated.

July 2021
August 2021

Final review

Final review of product performed.

August 2021

LymeApp released

LymeApp expected to be made available to all.


LymeApp FAQ

1. How do I access LymeApp?

Once released, LymeApp will be available:

  • On the Google PlayStore
  • On the Apple App Store
  • Through your web browser

2. When will LymeApp be available?

At the time of writing (July 2020), LymeApp is in development.
LymeApp is expected to be available for download/access in early 2021.

3. How much will LymeApp cost?

At this time, a pricing structure for LymeApp has not been confirmed.
As part of the development cycle, we will be taking feedback during the user testing phase to help decide this.

4. How can I get involved with the project?

If you would like to get involved with the LymeApp project, either as a stakeholder or user, please feel free to reach out to us.

The easiest way to contact us is through our contact form – Contact Us
Alternatively, you can email us directly at

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