Today Apple news, England Fixes COVID-19 App Issue.
LONDON – The UK government said on Sunday it had fixed an issue with England’s COVID-19 smartphone app. The problem meant the new app couldn’t accept nearly a third of the test results.
Ten million downloads of the England COVID-19 app
“Anyone who receives a positive test result can record their result on the app,” a spokesperson for the health ministry told Reuters. “A minority of people, such as hospital patients, who were unable to register their positive result can now request a code when contacted by NHS Test and Trace to enter their app.”
In slightly better news, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said more than 10 million people have now downloaded the app. Lawmakers described it as a “good start” but urged more people to download and use it.
Absolutely fantastic response to the @ NHSCOVID19 app: over 10 million people downloaded the app in just three days.
A good start – if you haven’t already, I recommend downloading it now
– Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) September 27, 2020
After initially resisting, the app is based on an API developed by Apple and Google.