- [DCTX] RapidPass
- [Facebook] RapidPassPH
At the onset of the pandemic lock-downs on March 2020, hundreds of vehicles get stuck in line at military checkpoints in Metro Manila. Vehicles were being examined if its passengers were indeed Authorized Persons outside of Residence (APOR). These long queues and the manual checks increased the risk of COVID transmissions, added to the delays in the delivery of essential needs such as food and medicine, or in cases of doctors, delays in attending to their patients' medical needs.
To speed up the process, volunteers at DEVCON (Developers Connect) came up with the idea that what if, before going out of their houses, the APOR were already registered and approved as APOR? Instead of having to manually present their ID or other proof as APOR, they could just present a QR Code which the military personnel at checkpoints could scan to verify the identity and status of the vehicle driver/passenger.
And so RapidPass was created. RapidPass System is a checkpoint solution that provides quick passage for frontliners and other Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) during the implementation of the Community Quarantine against the COVID-19 threat.The system uses QR codes to quickly identify and allow entry to an APOR passing through a Quarantine Control Point (QCP).
A person could register in the RapidPass Registration UI and it will be checked by the IATF personnel. Once approved, a QR code will be sent to the registrant which they could print out and present to the military personnel at checkpoints.
Two hundred smartphones were donated by Smart Communications to scan the QR Codes.
- [TV Patrol] ALAMIN: 'Rapid pass' system para sa COVID-19 frontliners na dadaan sa mga checkpoint | TV Patrol
- [Philippine News Agency] RapidPass to allow faster access through checkpoints in NCR
- [PortCalls] RapidPass ID offers easy checkpoint access for ECQ frontliners
In this project, I was the volunteer co-lead in the development of the front-end app for the individual and vehicle registration of APORs.
We used Angular and Angular Material in building this application.