One example of how Digital Technologies can be used to solve problems is the Safe WA App. This App has been developed to help keep track of the movements of the population of Western Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is simple to use – people download the App onto their mobile phone and businesses set up a digital contact register through the App and generate a QR code for patrons/guests/shoppers to scan. Upon entering the venue, guests open the app and scan the QR code in order to check in.
After using QR codes in the classroom for a couple of years it was interesting and exciting to see them used in the community to help keep it safe.