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  #2561794 10-Sep-2020 15:49
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andrewNZ: I'm not a big fan of this app. My biggest gripe is that if doesn't open ready to scan, and I have to acknowledge every scan.

 

 

The latest version, as explained a couple of pages back, opens directly in scan. If you don't have automatic update set on your phone, do it manually now.





 

 

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  #2561808 10-Sep-2020 16:12
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Can confirm - Android app updated ~4hrs ago, and now launches directly to the camera screen


 
 
 
 


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  #2561815 10-Sep-2020 16:24
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No-scan bug is a little wider than first thought.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/122710918/some-phones-not-recording-visits-on-covid-tracer-app--unbeknownst-to-users 

 

But some of the other statements are a little ho-hum...

 

 

The Government was “way too cautious” about privacy.

 

“Privacy is not an absolute right – if you are trading that off with thousands of lives then the public deserve an honest debate about the pros and cons of bluetooth-enabled app and using telecom data.


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  #2561868 10-Sep-2020 18:44
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andrewNZ: ... and I have to acknowledge every scan.

 

 

Agree, eliminate this unnecessary step and it will be pretty much complete (finally). 


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  #2561886 10-Sep-2020 19:21
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I could swear I posted that an update had fixed it.

I do have auto updates enabled, but the app had not updated.
I was notified of the update by a response to my review minutes after posting here.

As for the update being mentioned a few pages back... I'm afraid I'm not going to trawl through the past pages to check, that's a lot of time for very little gain.

Still have to acknowledge every scan though, and worse, the ok button has now been pushed down by the stupid comment box meaning I have to scroll to ok it




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  #2561888 10-Sep-2020 19:31
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The acknowledgement wasn't as useful as it is now. Sure. But it's validated with asking for details. They want people to note who they were with and expected time etc to assist with tracking interaction and memory jog.

I see it as no different to needing to open messenger and tap send. Or entering a number and hitting dial.

I'm able to distinguish using notes if it was a work visit. Or private. Which changes if I was mingling while trying to avoid joe public, or with staff members in closer quarters.

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  #2562024 11-Sep-2020 08:43
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I've noticed a lot more people scanning codes when I've been out and about lately. But I'm in Auckland and maybe Aucklanders are putting in more effort than the rest of the country since we've been through a second lockdown and really don't want to have to repeat it again.

 

It's good to see that my local supermarkets have added a lot more posters of the code around their entrances, originally they only had one. Something that other shops could improve on, many smaller shops only seem to have one copy of the poster, they really need one at the door and another at the counter at the very least to encourage people.


 
 
 
 


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  #2562034 11-Sep-2020 09:14
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I've seen a lot of people scanning, but m ore that don't 

 

I can only control what I do, so I scan everywhere. It's quick, easy and works well nearly every time. 





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  #2562272 11-Sep-2020 13:21
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Handsomedan:

 

I've seen a lot of people scanning, but m ore that don't 

 

I can only control what I do, so I scan everywhere. It's quick, easy and works well nearly every time. 

 

 

Some that don't scan do a manual entry when inside (esp. if the queue to scan is too long), so not scanning doesn't mean people are not doing there part

 

note 5% of all tracer app entries to date are manual

 

 


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  #2562328 11-Sep-2020 14:07
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xlinknz:

 

Some that don't scan do a manual entry when inside (esp. if the queue to scan is too long), so not scanning doesn't mean people are not doing there part

 

note 5% of all tracer app entries to date are manual

 

 

That is an interesting stat. I have never done a manual entry as I have difficulty typing on mobile devices so it would be a major nuisance for me. The QR posters are comparatively seamless.


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  #2562362 11-Sep-2020 15:35
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TVNZ reporting MOH have approved the Apple/Google bluetooth exposure notifications https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/groundbreaking-bluetooth-contact-tracing-tool-now-available-nz-iphone-users

 

Turning it on still seems broken though.


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  #2562414 11-Sep-2020 15:50
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I have the latest version as I have been opening the app and been ready to scan immediately for a few days now.

 

Today, open the app, pointed it at the code and then got the logon screen which forced me away from the code (to allow the person behind me to scan), to logon and then back to the code 


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  #2562481 11-Sep-2020 18:10
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So the mention on the news of the iPhone exposure bluetooth app if I go to that setting and try and turn it on it just says your region has an app for that.

 

Is this baked into our national app. ??

 

 

 

 

Edit : Never mind I do see it is baked into our app. Well I am guessing it is.

 





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  #2562496 11-Sep-2020 18:27
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No it's a separate apple thing.

The in app one you show is the alerts opt in for our govt to send it. Same on both platforms. (And you agree to share the data) No automation without agreement. But 13.7 api use is separate

It does seem however all they've done is opted not to use it, and advise to head to their app instead

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  #2562497 11-Sep-2020 18:30
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Oblivian: No it's a separate apple thing.

The in app one you show is the alerts opt in for our govt to send it. Same on both platforms. (And you agree to share the data) No automation without agreement. But 13.7 api use is separate

 

Ok so it cannot be enabled on the apple platform yet as they said ??

 

 

 

Edit : Works on the Wife's which is on 13.7 , Does not work on mine which is Beta 8 14





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