All of the apps built by NearForm have been highly effective, from both a user-adoption perspective and a health-benefit perspective.
In the Republic of Ireland, there have been more than 2 million downloads of the HSE app which is over 40% of the addressable population. That app notified over 800 people in 7 weeks who had been in close contact with someone with coronavirus, during which time 3373 new cases were recorded. On average over 200,000 people check-in their symptoms on the app daily.
In Northern Ireland, the app was downloaded over 300,000 times in 4 weeks. 237 people were alerted to self-isolate and 160 people, who had a positive test for COVID, uploaded keys from the app.
Recent research has shown that even 15% adoption can mean 11.8% fewer deaths and 15% fewer infections.