Smartphone app

Platform News: UK Parliament, Technology and Policy

COVID-19 smartphone app finally launches in England and Wales

England and Wales launch a COVID-19 smartphone app today, enabling users to trace contacts, assess the neighbourhood level of risk and record visits to venues such as bars, four mo...

Swedish Drinking App

Swedish drinkers to go the distance with new pub app

Pub drinkers and restaurant-goers are set to get digital help from Swedish-based developers whose new app aims to make social distancing rules work as the hospitality industry caut...

coronavirus tracing uk

Britain’s COVID-19 app: The game changer that wasn’t

As Britain’s COVID-19 infections soared in the spring, the government reached for what it hoped could be a game changer – a smartphone app that could automate some of the wor...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Apple-Google contact tracing app draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple and Google, the companies announced as they released the initial vers...

Platform Industry: COVID-19 India testing, tracking and tracing

India to roll out coronavirus app for Reliance’s JioPhone in bid to widen use

India will within days roll out a version of its coronavirus contact-tracing application that can run on mobile carrier Reliance Jio’s cheap phones, as it looks to increase t...

Platform Economy: Global Smartphones and Culture

1.5 million Israeli citizens are now using voluntary coronavirus monitoring app

Around one and a half million Israelis have downloaded a smartphone app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Healt...