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SMARTCymru funding to enable new mobile application with Covid-19 functionality


Ortharize today announce that they have started work on a new mobile application to complement their web-based platform and improve user experience and traveller safety for organisations who choose Ortharize as their business travel partner. The project which will cost around £100,000 over the next 12 months, which will see additional staff recruitment, is partially funded by the Welsh Government’s SMARTCymru project. 

The application will primarily function as a companion app for business travellers, allowing them to store travel tickets, check itineraries, as well as store proof of vaccination and testing results. The application will also allow employers to request proof of vaccination and test results to be submitted, which will then be stored on their central Ortharize portal. 

The application will also feature the following functionality:

  • The ability for travellers to mark themselves as safe once at their destination, with notification sent to their manager.

  • CO2 emission tracking for car journeys.

  • Flight delay and the latest worldwide border/airline restriction information. 


Jon Maddison, Ortharize’s CEO, said: “This app will be a vital tool for business travellers, helping to keep them safe and updated when they’re on the road. Ortharize are constantly innovating and so we are delighted to be collaborating with SMARTCymru.”

“It’s fantastic to see how quickly South Wales is developing into a technology hub and we’re delighted that this project offers us another opportunity to contribute to this trend.”

The first version of the application is likely to be on the market to the public by early 2022.