An NHS-recommended app for managing Type 1 diabetes tell how Google won’t let it send text message alerts to the parents of young children using it, via the app. For two years Google have blocked it from the Play Store as it has argued that the text service was not a “core function”. The app, CamAps FX, can transmit alerts via Bluetooth but only to a device that’s very close by. It is now on Google’s app store – but the texts must be sent separately. Camdiab, the firm behind it, is having to send the messages via a cloud service and pay for each one individually.
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