One of the most worthy apps created yet has got to be Chec-Mate, an app designed to help you verify that a new partner has been tested and therefore certifiably free of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is currently available for the iPhone and will be accessible to Android users shortly. The main idea behind the app is to get new partners talking about their sexual health early on into their relationship or before a relationship even begins in an effort to control increasing levels of STI rates.
It will be used to share the most recent test results with prospective partners and also in order to find local sexual health clinics. The company behind the app stresses that once a person’s results are live, they cannot guarantee that they have not subsequently contracted an infection. They emphasise that the role of the app is an opportunity to get people to take more responsibility for their sexual health but admit that the results displayed should not be taken as gospel since they are subject to change after time. What the creators seek to do is get rid of the taboo surrounding sexual history and get people talking about it freely and openly.
Nice idea but we cannot see this one catching on. Having said that, we do support it so here is where you can get hold of this app.