Ireland’s contact-tracing app success

Since launching on 6 July, the Covid Tracker app was downloaded 1.3m times in eight days – the fastest-downloaded app per capita in Europe – and has started picking up cases of infection.

“We’ve been delighted by the take-up rate. It’s gone beyond the initial hopes,” said Colm Harte, the technical director of NearForm, the company that made the app for the Health Service Executive (HSE)… More here.

I am not in Ireland so cannot take advantage of it, but I downloaded it a couple of week ago and the design is quite brilliant. It is simple, obvious and presents lots of data in the cleanest way possible. And in the UK will still have nothing, that is sad.

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