The italians are proving to positively receiving the app Immune released for Android and iOS two days ago in view of the trial, which will start not before Monday, June 8, in four Italian regions (Abruzzo, Liguria, Marche and Puglia). The numbers on the download, the amount and the content of the reviews released in the Stores of the two operating systems suggest that users have to overcome the skepticism and trust in the initiative of the Government to contain the spread of the virus.
The first official comments from the Minister for Technological innovation and the digitisation Paola Pisano, who in an interview with the TG1 has stated: After 24 hours we already had 500.000 downloads, this means that the application has been appreciated in its simplicity, and citizens have understood the utility. We are among the first Countries in the world and the first among the large Countries in the EU (which use similar technology).
The Pisano has stated that Immune has been developed in full respect of privacy – a circumstance, moreover, confirmed by the recent survey conducted by Mobisec.
The data that anyone can check by logging on to the respective Store speak for themselves: in the Play Store of Android, the app has already passed the first step of the 100,000 download – the exact number is not obtainable, but the figure is between 100 and 500 thousand. TheApp Store it does not provide figures on the number of downloads, but Immune occupies the first place in the ranking of the most downloaded free app. Numerous and positive, even the reviews of the users: when in the Play Store are more than 5,500 with an average of 3.6 out of 5 stars and a little less than 3,400 in the App Store with a score of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Remember that Immune allows you to be notified in the event that you come in contact with a person positive for the virus in Sars-Cov-2, in the circumstances (distance and duration), which do not exclude the infection. After the data on the download, it will be useful to do the first report on the effective use of Immune on the part of the italians, but for this you need to wait for the beginning of the phase of the trial and the subsequent extension of the service to all regions.