Friday August 7, 2020

Covid app tester says tech is key to slowing down second wave

While the contact-tracing app won’t solve the coronavirus problem, it will reduce the number of potential cases, says Expleo Ireland boss Phil Codd

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
19th July, 2020
Phil Codd, managing director at Expleo Ireland: the company helped to develop the HSE’s Covid Tracker app. Picture: John Ohle

Expleo, one of the tech companies behind the HSE’s contact-tracing app, believes the technology is vital to slowing down any second wave of Covid-19.

With the HSE reporting its highest number of confirmed cases in a month last week, the government deferred plans to reopen pubs and increase the numbers permitted at gatherings.

Expleo worked extensively on testing the app, Covid Tracker Ireland, before it was fully rolled out earlier this month.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

As Spain insists large areas of the country are safe for tourists, does stopping or restricting travel have a material impact on the spread of Covid-19?

Aaron Rogan | 5 days ago

As some Big Tech employees quit Dublin’s Docklands, others see falling rents as an opportunity to live in the heart of the capital

Killian Woods | 5 days ago

Tánaiste and finance minister were advised by officials that mortgage holders would have to stump up extra interest or face ‘serious’ consequences

Peter O'Dwyer | 5 days ago