- Aug 27, 2009
The UK has accepted that their poorly conceived and executed app idea is dead. But the absolute balls on Dido Harding to put out this statement. Just a joy to behold.But Dido thinks the app is just a nice to have and really it's the process that matters, but she doesn't have the process in place either.
Maybe the person to put in charge of developing an app and supporting system would be an ex Google/Facebook/Intel/Jaguar bod as opposed to someone who likes horsies. Oh she's married to a Tory MP? Coincidink. She's there on merit.
At this point I would also like to point out that my efforts to reach Mars by pouring gas on my toilet roll rocket and pointing it towards the sky are in fact part of an international effort to scale the heavens. I will be sharing my schematics with Elon Musk, while leveraging off his work to address some of the boring technical aspects of the project.Our response to this virus has and will continue to be as part of an international effort.
That is why as part of a collaborative approach we have agreed to share our own innovative work on estimating distance between app users with Google and Apple, work that we hope will benefit others, while using their solution to address some of the specific technical challenges identified through our rigorous testing.
We will also draw on the invaluable insight from all of those who trialled the app on the Isle of Wight - and the brilliant teams who have worked on it to date - to build an app that can form part of the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service and this insight will be integral to the next phase of development.