NHSX, the digital arm of the NHS, has released the source code for its new coronavirus contact tracking app in a move to build trust in its new coronavirus contact tracking app,media reported. Anyone can go to NHSX’s GitHub page to view the code. In addition to allowing those who care about the app to see how it actually works, it will also allow security researchers to look for code vulnerabilities and submit patches.
Experts say 60 per cent of Britons need to use the app if they want to succeed, but after a day of operation, it appears to consume a lot of power from the user’s phone, which could be a huge obstacle for the app to gain widespread use in the UK.
It is unclear how long it will take for the government to get people from the rest of the UK to download the app, but it is likely to wait until the last minute.