The voluntary and anonymous application wanted by the Italian government, which notifies citizens of the exposure to the coronavirus, recorded between 100 thousand and 500 thousand downloads on the Play Store, the application store for Android devices. Apple does not disclose the number of downloads, but Immuni ranks first in the ranking of the top free apps. Many Italians have therefore decided to download the app, despite the fact that it is not currently working. In fact, Immuni will be tested only from June 8 and only in 4 Italian regions – Abruzzo, Liguria, Marche and Puglia – before being made operational nationwide. The volume of downloads is also one of the factors that will determine the effectiveness of the application: the greater the number, the greater the slice of the population monitored. According to Apulian health sources, at least 10% of the population will have to download the app in order to get results.
Although Immuni is not yet operational, many Italians have already left initial feedback. The reviews are more than 2 thousand on the Apple application store, and exceed 3,500 on the one for Android devices. The opinions obviously do not go into the merits of the functioning of the app, but range from those who have had some difficulty in installing it to those who appreciate the interface and to those who, finally, support Immuni as a tool to combat Covid-19 and encourage other users to download it.