Wednesday July 15, 2020

North appoints same sofware firm as South to develop its contact tracing app

Authorities in the North believe that Nearform’s technology will be more compatible than a British company’s

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
28th June, 2020
The Irish app has been designed to support British mobile numbers, meaning people crossing the border or travelling from Britain can use it

Northern Ireland’s contact tracing app is to be built by the same firm which developed the Republic’s technology, the Business Post understands.

Nearform, a Waterford-based firm, said in a blog post last week that it was working with a number of unnamed governments and health authorities.

It is understood that one of these is the North, which rejected the British National Health Service’s app last month over concerns that...

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