Why the CareFiji app is Important
The careFIJI app is now available for download and is one of the least invasive apps compared to what we use almost daily.
Why is the app so important? This is a huge step towards reopening the country for business. With more people expected to enter Fiji in coming weeks, this app will play an instrumental role in contact tracing, a task which has taken days since the coronavirus outbreak, will be undertaken in a matter of hours.
The usual critics have taken to social media to whine about this app. Instead of encouraging everyone to download this app for peoples own safety, those aligned to political parties are busy finding faults, even if there is none.
One common criticism is that people need data to download this very small app. It is a silly criticism but it is something that people are using to find fault.
Well, if you do not have data to download this app, there are free Wi-Fi spots all over the country where you can get free Wi-Fi for an hour.
This app takes mere minutes minute to download and install. To use Bluetooth, you do not need to be connected to data.
It takes less time and data to download this app compared to watching three videos on TikTok.
There are currently 48 contact tracing apps being used in 31 countries.
■ From the 48, only eight contact tracing apps use Bluetooth only the least invasive technology;
■ From the 48, 26 apps in 17 countries use GPS only - track people’s movements;
■ Thirteen apps in 10 countries use GPS and Bluetooth;
■ One app in one country uses surveillance data; and
■ One app in one country uses user-submitted geo data.
The careFIJI uses Bluetooth only and therefore is the least invasive technology. People give more permissions to apps such as Facebook and Twitter.
Download this app today for your safety and for the safety of your family and friends.