The name “Smittestopp” was most popular in the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) poll on what the name of their new infection tracking app should be.
A total of 36.6% out of the total of 5,062 participants in FHI’s poll voted for the Smittestopp name, 32.4% voted for Smittespor, while 31.1% voted for Smittevarsel.
“We were in doubt whether we should give the new app a completely new name or continue with the old one.
“Therefore, we ran a poll with three options. Over 5,000 responses came in, and Smittestopp walked away with the victory,” assistant director Gun Peggy Knudsen said in a press release.
She added that the FHI received some comments that the alternatives could have been more extensive.
Since the new app is keeping the old one’s name, it will now be important for the FHI to make it clear that the new app is completely different from the previous one, Knudsen noted.
The deadline for the tender competition for the development of the app expires on Monday, October 19.
The decision on which supplier will win the competition will be made on October 26.
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