Lack of interest: Why is the Italian Corona App is a Flop

Six weeks after the Start of the Italian Corona-Tracing App has confirmed the initial suspicion: "Immuni" is a Flop. The stated objective of the authorities t

Lack of interest: Why is the Italian Corona App is a Flop

Six weeks after the Start of the Italian Corona-Tracing App has confirmed the initial suspicion: "Immuni" is a Flop. The stated objective of the authorities that up to 60 percent of Smartphone users download the App, removed "Immuni" for miles and miles. According to recent surveys, four million Smartphone users downloaded the App have at most – barely one-tenth.

Matthias Rüb

Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta, based in Rome.

F. A. Z.

"Immuni" reports while traveling through the country continued, that the function of App in the Region in which it is located, may not be guaranteed, and that you may change the setting of the "home region". But what is the point of a national Tracing App, if it works smoothly on the boundaries of the 20 regions? In addition, several regions have developed from the Lombardy Sicily to Sardinia – own – Warning-Apps that compete effectively with the national App.

For comparison: In Germany, the Corona App that was well gone two weeks later than the Italian at the Start, it was downloaded within a period of four weeks to around 16 million – a quarter of all Smartphone users. In Austria, just under eight percent of mobile phone users, the national Tracing-downloaded App in Switzerland, there are approximately twelve percent. Also in the German App users complain about the apparently inevitable teething problems for a newly developed Software. But the acceptance of the Corona App seems not to be ensured, you are likely to even increase. In Italy, neither one nor the other is the case.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 12:19

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