Within hours of the Track and Trace app being launched, people were reporting that venues were refusing paper track and trace and insisting that people download the app as condition of entry. This was totally predictable and, I'm sure, the government's ultimate intention.
In order to fight back, we've developed a very simple app that generates a sham check-in screen to show door staff. You simply enter the venue name as it's displayed beneath the QR code and presto, the app generates a check in screen identical in every way to the official app, with correct date and time. Unlike the official app however, that is all it does. It doesn't harvest or send data anywhere to anyone for any reason. You can use it in airplane mode and it still works. In fact whatever you type in will appear on the check in screen and this can be used for hilarious effect 😂
It is, of course open source and the source code can be downloaded and examined. In fact, that would be most welcome. Please tell everyone what you find and help us become trusted.
We have an APK download for Android 9 and above. We are working on a web app that can be used for older Androids and iPhones. Obviously, we'd encourage you not to go out if you have symptoms and to remind rogue venues that they have a legal obligation to carry out manual tracing. No point arguing with the doorman though. This app gets you inside so that you can speak to the person responsible.
You can download it from https://www.covid1984.life