Apps

Platform News: COVID-19 and coronavirus

European coronavirus app platform gaining traction with governments

A European technology platform to support smartphone apps that can help trace people at risk of infection by the new coronavirus is gaining support from governments, one of its pri...

EU

European Union to adopt unified policy on coronavirus smartphone apps

The EU, which has been heavily criticised by media and politicians across Europe for being ‘irrelevant’ during coronavirus is drawing up common rules for using mobile a...

Big Data

EU privacy watchdog calls for a pan-European smartphone app to track coronavirus

The European Data Protection Supervisor (aka EDPS) has called for a pan-European smartphone app to help track the spread of the new coronavirus. This instead of the existing hodge-...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Meal delivery firms branch out into groceries during COVID-19 crisis

Uber Eats and Delivery Hero are expanding from providing restaurant meals into supplying groceries to customers stuck at home during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus crisis. 

App Stores

Indoor cycling apps get leg-up from coronavirus shutdown

Cyclists deprived of their weekend ride with friends and fitness fanatics who can’t get to the gym are turning to online cycling workouts to help them stay in shape during th...

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