Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:06 am #1763640
Colonel Panic wrote:No calls here, but I am finding my battery life is noticeably down recently, and wondered if the two are related? I have set the app to use location services at all times - maybe that was a bad thing to do?
Very much so!
I struggle very hard to get my 90 year old, self isolating, living alone in an isolated rural house, mother to accept my offers of help with food deliveries etc, so maybe the fact that requests for help from Joe Bloggs are few and far between is not that surprising?
I'd not be so sure on that. In another voluntary role I speak to an awful lot of isolated, scared and unwell folk, and there are an AWFUL lot of them out there, many of who don't have the kind of community / family support we've mentioned above. The problem for them will be the access to technology they may need to request support via GoodSam), but I'm not sure how support is "triaged" centrally to those with no access to tech.
FWIW I don't think the app is "crappy" at all: it has been used for a while now in all sorts of situations AFAIU. I think the co-ordination behind the current massive spike in demand may be the weak link. But for all we know demand IS being supplied - I just don't know.
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