TNW 132: Gig Economy Growing Pains

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Hi. Just listened to your comments regarding the Apple/Google Covid 19 tracking API development. I think your discussion missed a big component. What is being developed is only an API, which needs both front end and back end platforms to be useful. I believe both the FE and BE will need to be developed on a regional basis. For instance, here in the UK the backend will need to integrate with our National Health Service databases to enable tracking, notification and analysis. The frontend as well will need to be localised for language, cultural preferences and govenrment messaging. It will be incumbent on the relevant sponsoring agency to publicise the app, build trust and to drive adoption.