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iPhone users may not need a COVID app anymore

Apple is preparing a software update that could allow all iPhone users to opt into their COVID-19 exposure notification technology without the need for a third-party app.      Previously reported, these apps have not had widespread implementation.

Why do we care?

There are two reasons to watch this story.

First, will technology like this make a difference in tracking health data?    So far, there’s no evidence either way.

Second, will removing the friction from the process help?   If there is one less step – -you get a pop-up rather than have to actively add an app – will there be a greater adoption.

I’m interested in this both specifically on COVID-19, but also in knowing a bit more about the way technology like this can best be deployed.

Watch and see.

Source: Business Insider