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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:25 am

How about adapting the Wetherspoons app? I know other pubs are available, but Spoons is often the largest and busiest in a town, so it might be better than nothing.
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by shpalman » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:09 am

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... racing-app

The app seems to have had some sort of positive effect on the Isle of Wight. So either the app itself actually worked or people felt like they were being watched and so didn't go across town to bang someone else's wife or drive to castles to check their eyesight or whatever it is that they normally do.
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by Brightonian » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:48 pm

headshot wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:54 pm
shpalman wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:27 pm
France's app doesn't seem to have been very useful so far.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20200623/france ... its-launch

(it appears to work on a centralised model https://www.france24.com/en/20200617-fr ... icial-says )
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Post by shpalman » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:12 pm

Apparently our Italian app gave its first alert, somewhere in Abruzzo.
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Post by shpalman » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:11 am

6.7 million have installed the Italian app Immuni, corresponding to 17% of smart phones.
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Post by shpalman » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:04 pm

Now 8 million downloads because obvious second wave.
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Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:23 pm

Portugal's recently released an app called STAYAWAY COVID which seems pretty similar to all the others. I've just installed it, will have to remember to turn on all the connectivity things when I go out though, as I've normally got it on WiFi only to save battery.

Over 1M downloads already (out of 10M in the country), but doesn't seem to say more than that.
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Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:42 pm

Something I hadn't realised is that all the European countries' apps are supposed to talk to each other, which is sensible.

https://stayawaycovid.pt/frequently-asked-questions/
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by shpalman » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Something I hadn't realised is that all the European countries' apps are supposed to talk to each other, which is sensible.

https://stayawaycovid.pt/frequently-asked-questions/
My version of the Italian app Immuni has just updated to work with the interoperability framework.
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by shpalman » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:22 pm

shpalman wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Something I hadn't realised is that all the European countries' apps are supposed to talk to each other, which is sensible.

https://stayawaycovid.pt/frequently-asked-questions/
My version of the Italian app Immuni has just updated to work with the interoperability framework.
... and apparently the app has now been downloaded 9.1 million times.
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by sTeamTraen » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:14 pm

shpalman wrote:
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... and apparently the app has now been downloaded 9.1 million times.
That's one person in 7... which, grossly oversimplifying, suggests that 2% (1/(7*7)) of potentially infecting interactions are going to be caught by the app. If the technology works as advertised.

Every little helps, of course, but apps aren't going to dig us out of this hole. In places with less than 10% uptake of the app, I wonder if they are a good use of limited resources.
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