North Dakota launched a contact-tracing app. It’s not going well.

North Dakota launched a contact-tracing app. It's not going well.

Contact-tracing apps have been hailed as a crucial tool in the battle against the coronavirus. But as states rush to release their own home-baked versions, not everything has gone to plan.

In late April, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced the release of Care19The app, the result of a partnership between the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and developer ProudCrowd, aims to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately for everyone pinning their hopes on a quick technological fix, Care19 doesn’t always work as advertised. 

“There are cases where we did not set expectations properly,” admitted Care19 developer Tim Brookins over email. Read more…

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