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Old 22.08.2020, 09:41
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Re: Swiss COVID app: potential infection alert

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The target group for this app are people with active life, not the ones who isolate at home. I wonder why anyone would activate this app at all if he/she doesn't leave home.
I wonder why anyone would activate the application in any circumstances. Only downsides with no upside. It seems to me more of a fancy techie thing. My guess is that the app will die out even before covid gets out of the limelight.

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In case Uncle Fred comes to tea and he has the app activated.
And his phone is less than 1.5 m from your phone longer than 15 minutes. If his phone is in the pocket of the jacket hanging near the entrance door and your phone is on the charger in the bedroom, the apps will never register that you have been in contact. That's why this app is useless at home unless both the owners and the quests always keep their phones by them.

There are also other cases when the app is useless, like swimming pool where the phones stay in the lockers while the owners are swimming. Of course, it would be much more accurate to measure distance between wearable devices like fitness trackers or smartwatches and not between phones.
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