DreamLab - Powering Research

DreamLab - Powering Research for PC and Mac

Published by THE VODAFONE FOUNDATION on 2024-03-19

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 13.1
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 2.6.5
  • File size: 23.70 MB

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DreamLab Overview

What is DreamLab? DreamLab is a mobile app developed by the Vodafone Foundation in partnership with Imperial College London. The app uses the collective power of mobile phones to fast track Covid-19 and cancer research. DreamLab harnesses the processing power of mobile devices to examine health data and find more effective combinations of drugs that can be tailored to patients to improve treatments and save lives. Users can choose which project to support and select how much mobile data the app uses every month. The app can be used when the device is connected to a charging source and has mobile network or WiFi connectivity. By downloading and using the app, users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found on the Vodafone website.


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DreamLab - Powering Research Features and Description

1. Alongside thousands of other DreamLab users, while you sleep you’ll be using your phone to power a virtual supercomputer, capable of processing billions of calculations – and helping fast track research into better ways to fight Covid-19 and cancer.

2. DreamLab harnesses this processing power, of yours and thousands of other mobile phones, to examine such health data to look specifically at how existing drugs can be repurposed to help in the fight against cancer.

3. Download the DreamLab app, choose a project to support and each time your phone is plugged in, charged and connected to the internet, you’ll be helping to save lives in the fight against Covid-19 and cancer.

4. DreamLab is a multi-award winning app from the Vodafone Foundation, in partnership with Imperial College London, which uses the collective power of mobile phones to fast track Covid-19 and cancer research.

5. When you plug your phone in and power DreamLab, it downloads tiny parts of a huge research project from the cloud to calculate and sends the results back to the team at Imperial College London.

6. Charge your phone overnight and while you #SleepLikeAHero, DreamLab taps into its unused processing power to support vital cancer research.

7. To help the fight against Covid-19 and cancer, and find the drugs and treatments needed to fight them, simply download the app (#) and choose which Project you’d like to support.

8. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can find the right drugs and treatments to beat cancer.

9. Download the DreamLab app today and start making a difference to lives in the fight against cancer.

10. DreamLab taps into this invaluable resource to find more effective combinations of drugs that can be tailored to patients to improve treatments and save lives.

11. DreamLab supports cancer research globally and is powered by the Vodafone Foundation.


  • - Allows people to donate their spare processing power to scientific research
  • - Increased power and efficiency compared to older devices
  • - Can potentially find lifesaving cures
  • - Only one of its kind for iPhones

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


DreamLab - Powering Research - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By TepidNeptune2

    One issue on OLED iPhones

    I like how DreamLab allows people to donate their spare processing power to scientific research, but leaving the display on poses an issue with OLED devices. A static DreamLab logo will permanently burn its way into the display within two years, and it’s because of this that I don’t feel comfortable using the app on my new phone. I’m hoping there can be an option to turn the logo off so the screen can be completely dark. I’d love to use my new device with its increased power and efficiency compared to my older devices, but not at the expense of the screen’s longevity. Until then, my older LCD devices will continue to do work.

  • By Georget48864

    Great app, zero communication

    The app is terrific! However, I have tried contacting them via their Feedback email system and I get no reply. I have tried to locate a human to ask some questions and OFFER my support and resources and there is nobody associated with this app. There is no community or forums. No phone number (and this is funded by a phone company!!!). No twitter or other social media account. Very sad. They took the time to build this system and tens of thousands of us are giving them free cpu resources and they cannot even be bothered to communicate when people reach out to offer ideas and support.

  • By Chessplayer62

    Amazing App

    I heard about this app about a year ago from an article and at first I was a bit skeptical. I was wondering: "this sounds too good to be true. An application that anyone could download and use and could help potentially find lifesaving cures?" But over time I have done some research and it's true!!! This app really can help find potentially lifesaving cures. I recommend this application. Almost no interaction is needed for the application to keep working. I have 2 questions for the developer. I have seen that recently, this app takes up over a gigabyte of storage. Is this normal? If not, what can I do? Also, I've heard that closing any unused applications could make the device run faster. If I closed all of my unused applications before clicking the "start session" button, would my phone be able to make more calculations?

  • By jkp1701

    Interesting App

    I’ve had several PCs running distributed computing programs for years and was glad to see one come out for iPhone. As far as I know is this is the only one. I would like to see a setting added that would automatically start the app running when it is put on charge during a time period (such as 10pm to 6am). I tend to collect old electronics and now have 4 iPhones that just run this app24/7. Would like a setting to disable the sleep screen coming on so these phones constantly show their progress.

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