15.4 million Downloads: The Corona App convinced

At the German Corona-Warning-App are the ghosts. Delayed introduction, concern about data protection issues, technical difficulties, the range of criticisms is

15.4 million Downloads: The Corona App convinced

At the German Corona-Warning-App are the ghosts. Delayed introduction, concern about data protection issues, technical difficulties, the range of criticisms is long. In the meantime, to 15.4 million people have downloaded the Software on your Smartphone. Based on a total of 58 million devices in Germany, this would be a good quarter, and based on the totality of the inhabitants of almost a fifth. Such interests are far from the penetration rate of 60 percent, which requires a Corona App according to studies, to actually stem the pandemic.

Stephan Finsterbusch

editor in the economy.

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Thiemo Heeg

editor in the economy.

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Still, the German, the App seem to be more sympathy towards than previously thought. "The Corona-Warning-App convinced many German citizens," says the digital Association Bitkom. This assessment of the Association supported by a in the first week of July conducted a representative survey of 1005 people. A result: More than half of Smartphone users from 16 years of age (53 per cent) want to use the App, therefore, durable. That would be 28 million people. The population to take the App very well, says the Association's President, Achim Berg: "Compared with other countries, Germany has by far the highest number of users of such a Tracing App."

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it Is assumed that the respondents put their words into action, the Corona App so there is still considerable Potential. The Smartphones 13 million wait on a Download. After the launch in mid-June, the number of installations soared swiftly to the top. In the first 24 hours, more than six million Downloads have been registered. In the meantime, has flattened the curve significantly. After a week there were over twelve million Downloads, after two weeks of a good 14 million. In this way, learning is achieved according to the assessment of science is already a brand from which the App can unfold their effect.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 14:20

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