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CoronaMelder

CoronaMelder

Rijksoverheid

Help stop the spread of the coronavirus in The Netherlands

3.0 Ratings 5K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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Help stop the spread of the coronavirus in The Netherlands
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Ratings & Reviews

3.0
4.8K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    32%
  2. 4
    14%
  3. 3
    11%
  4. 2
    11%
  5. 1
    32%
  • Backwards tracing? Oct 1, 2020

    By Carolina Mattsson
    Wow. I remember when privacy-preserving app-based contact tracing in this way was just an interesting idea. Nicely done! Would it possible to implement also *backwards* tracing? By this I mean have the app send notifications to people who were near the infected person on the day they were likely infected. ”Someone who was near you got infected so you may have gotten infected then, too”. This would better identify super-spreading events and clusters.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Leo Kramer
    The idea seems good and I definitely appreciate that the app doesn't disturb your privacy. BUT a big problem is that I constantly get notifications that the app hasn't been able to check if I've been exposed for 24 HOURS. I don't see any log that tells me if the app is doing its checks and even when I check the app several times to make sure it's active, I still get a notification daily that it hasn't been checking for 24 hours (even when I keep the app open and never close it).
    more
  • Oct 3, 2020

    By Drelb 370
    Simple, easy to use app with minimal setup. Just install, grant permissions, follow instructions and you're done. App runs at startup so installation (with Bluetooth running) is all you need for the app to work. There's a log to confirm that the app has been doing its checks. Background battery usage is so small as to be insignificant / undetectable (<0.1%) compared with other daily use apps. Having not received a 'get yourself checked' notification, I can't comment on that functionality.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Mainser Vernot
    Excellent design, technically and privacy-wise. But, only encounters of 15+ minutes are considered. I'd rather set my notification threshold to 5 minutes or lower, because I hardly am around someone for 15 minutes, and I'd still rather be safe than sorry! ESPECIALLY when I'm waiting around people coughing (smokers or sick people) who don't follow the basic rules. So please, rank all positive corona encounters based on duration, and allow users to set the notification below 15-minute encounters.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Jeroen Travel
    Works fine for me. However, I was wondering if there could be a "pauze" button in it. For example, when I go to the gym I leave my phone in a locker. It would be great if I could pauze the app for, let's say, two hours. And after two hours is turns itself on again (starts recoding again) so that I do not forget. This, I suspect, will increase the accuracy of the app and I guess it is very simple to implement.
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  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Charley Anna van Dusschoten
    It wants to know my location and it drains my battery, I'm very sorry but I don't trust any government enough for apps like these, definitely not when they can actually track me. The app says it only needs Bluetooth but he won't work without the GPS on. Either fix this or don't tell people you only need Bluetooth
    more
  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Sanne Telder
    I like the idea pf the app, but i constantly get notifications that there were technical difficulties and it hasn't been able to run for 24 hours. Wifi, 4G, bluetooth is all working perfectly so that's not the problem.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By OC Häusler
    I don't see this app being useful. One of the major problems is the use of Bluetooth which is not really useful for the task at hand. In the outside it might be somewhat accurate, but it is anything but accurate in an apartment building. Furthermore there is an issue with Google's trustworthiness as far as use of personal data is concerned.
    more
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Who Ami
    As usual this is an app for after the fact. You only get a warning after 15 minutes. Then you could already have contracted the virus. The app should warn you when you are within contracting distance of someone who has/has had/had the virus or symptoms of it and is being tested. I don't want the virus, I don't want to get sick and I don't want to infect others. But in this case you must contract the virus in order to protect others. Quite dumm.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Stijn Hommes
    Doesn't actually work and why Location permissions when the app is not supposed to know where I am? This thing is a privacy nightmare and it gives some people a false sense of security when the app failed to do anything while you were near an infected person while your GPS is off.
    more

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  • Backwards tracing? Oct 1, 2020

    By Carolina Mattsson
    Wow. I remember when privacy-preserving app-based contact tracing in this way was just an interesting idea. Nicely done! Would it possible to implement also *backwards* tracing? By this I mean have the app send notifications to people who were near the infected person on the day they were likely infected. ”Someone who was near you got infected so you may have gotten infected then, too”. This would better identify super-spreading events and clusters.
    more
  • Oct 3, 2020

    By Drelb 370
    Simple, easy to use app with minimal setup. Just install, grant permissions, follow instructions and you're done. App runs at startup so installation (with Bluetooth running) is all you need for the app to work. There's a log to confirm that the app has been doing its checks. Background battery usage is so small as to be insignificant / undetectable (<0.1%) compared with other daily use apps. Having not received a 'get yourself checked' notification, I can't comment on that functionality.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Jeroen Travel
    Works fine for me. However, I was wondering if there could be a "pauze" button in it. For example, when I go to the gym I leave my phone in a locker. It would be great if I could pauze the app for, let's say, two hours. And after two hours is turns itself on again (starts recoding again) so that I do not forget. This, I suspect, will increase the accuracy of the app and I guess it is very simple to implement.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Arjen K.
    Easy to activate and clearly explains operation and privacy concerns. 'location' access is required for this app because of Google's choices in their underlying technology and our governments choice to use that platform. While this is not desirable, it's a compromise that for a limited time is reasonable enough to me. For now I trust that the location is indeed disregarded as promised.
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  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Jesse Houwing
    Simple to install and activate. Built by a group of engaged professionals with security and privacy in mind. Read the security test reports, stellar work. Unlike what others say, the app doesn't need location permission on my Google Pixel 4 XL, Bluetooth is enough.
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  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Bryan Evason
    A very simple and easy to use app. The app does require both bluetooth and location to run on Android. I think this is an Android thing. The Government says that location is not recorded. The more people that install this App, the more effective it will become.
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  • Oct 6, 2020

    By Arc Una
    Minor visual complaint: currently, text in the app can overlay icons at the top of my screen such as the clock, Wifi/Bluetooth/battery icons, or app notification icons. Please add a solid color (white?) banner to the top of the screen so that text in the app and the system notifications do not get in each other's way. Thanks! (Samsung Galaxy S10, Android 10)
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  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Federico Giacone
    Great interface and user friendly. The only "odd" element is that it requires both Bluetooth and GPS when the app claims position data are not required. Keeping GPS on drains the battery way faster
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Leo Kramer
    The idea seems good and I definitely appreciate that the app doesn't disturb your privacy. BUT a big problem is that I constantly get notifications that the app hasn't been able to check if I've been exposed for 24 HOURS. I don't see any log that tells me if the app is doing its checks and even when I check the app several times to make sure it's active, I still get a notification daily that it hasn't been checking for 24 hours (even when I keep the app open and never close it).
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Mainser Vernot
    Excellent design, technically and privacy-wise. But, only encounters of 15+ minutes are considered. I'd rather set my notification threshold to 5 minutes or lower, because I hardly am around someone for 15 minutes, and I'd still rather be safe than sorry! ESPECIALLY when I'm waiting around people coughing (smokers or sick people) who don't follow the basic rules. So please, rank all positive corona encounters based on duration, and allow users to set the notification below 15-minute encounters.
    more
  • Oct 11, 2020

    By F J
    It requires enabling your GPS, which is not convenient for everyone because some people disable it for battery savings. Also, it looks a bit off too see "corona" mentioned in the English version, since it's usually called "Covid-19" in English.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Sanne Telder
    I like the idea pf the app, but i constantly get notifications that there were technical difficulties and it hasn't been able to run for 24 hours. Wifi, 4G, bluetooth is all working perfectly so that's not the problem.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Charley Anna van Dusschoten
    It wants to know my location and it drains my battery, I'm very sorry but I don't trust any government enough for apps like these, definitely not when they can actually track me. The app says it only needs Bluetooth but he won't work without the GPS on. Either fix this or don't tell people you only need Bluetooth
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By OC Häusler
    I don't see this app being useful. One of the major problems is the use of Bluetooth which is not really useful for the task at hand. In the outside it might be somewhat accurate, but it is anything but accurate in an apartment building. Furthermore there is an issue with Google's trustworthiness as far as use of personal data is concerned.
    more
  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Who Ami
    As usual this is an app for after the fact. You only get a warning after 15 minutes. Then you could already have contracted the virus. The app should warn you when you are within contracting distance of someone who has/has had/had the virus or symptoms of it and is being tested. I don't want the virus, I don't want to get sick and I don't want to infect others. But in this case you must contract the virus in order to protect others. Quite dumm.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Stijn Hommes
    Doesn't actually work and why Location permissions when the app is not supposed to know where I am? This thing is a privacy nightmare and it gives some people a false sense of security when the app failed to do anything while you were near an infected person while your GPS is off.
    more

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