Since March 2020, Expleo has partnered with the health systems in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and now Scotland to stress test their new tracker apps. Available on smartphones nationwide, the apps will alert users if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, defining a close contact as someone who was within two metres of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more.
The technology relies on a number of key features such as proximity detection, interoperability between devices and across borders, and a positive user experience. Across the three projects, Expleo people have made over 10,000 software tests across thousands of man hours, working against the clock to provide a solution that has the potential to save thousands of lives in the coming months. Our teams have also tested multiple devices in multiple simulated environments, including public transport, to ensure that the app performs in all relevant surroundings
Setting the standard
北爱尔兰的StopCOVID NI应用程序是世界上第一个旨在阻止COVID-19传播的跨境跟踪设备，其设计目的是与部署在爱尔兰共和国的COVID tracker应用程序具有互操作性。
质量检查的范围包括性能d load testing to ensure that large volumes of people could download it at the same time without causing it to crash. Exposure notification distance testing measures the strength of Bluetooth on devices to maximise compliance with requirements. The look and feel of the app is a vital factor in successful roll-out, so user experience and accessibility are tested to promote user-friendly navigation and reliable functionality. Expleo’s teams also provide security testing to protect against inadvertent use of the software and supporting technology infrastructure.