Inconsistencies, Inaccuracies and Bad Design: The UK’s COVID-19 App Fiasco

When COVID-19 hit the UK earlier this year, it quickly became clear that something needed to be done to help stem the tide of infections. There needed to be a way to track COVID cases across the population, to figure out what areas had the most infections, and to encourage those in said locations to isolate to minimise further effects.

But gettig that data was not an easy task. After all, the initial attempts to keep the virus under wraps meant it’d spread to much of the world, and the initial lacklustre…