Information

Protect Scotland app: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

1. Can you advise how many active app users there were on the Protect Scotland App on a weekly basis from September to the end of December 2021?

2. How much has the Scottish Government spent on its Protect Scotland App since its creation – and how much does it plan to spend on the app in the coming months?

3. Any and all projections of how many Protect Scotland App users would be the minimum for the app to be considered a continued success.

Response

As at 21 January 2022:
1. 

Week commencing X Average number of active app users at end of week
commencing X
01 September 2021 905,532
06 September 2021 910,639
13 September 2021 911,013
20 September 2021 909,604
27 September 2021 908,493
04 October 2021 909,347
11 October 2021 902,254
18 October 2021 900,514
25 October 2021 881,063
01 November 2021 895,183
08 November 2021 892,414
15 November 2021 888,285
22 November 2021 883,862
29 November 2021 882,456
06 December 2021 880,900
13 December 2021 884,829
20 December 2021 882,613
27 December 2021 877,550

2. I can confirm that the Scottish Government has spent £914,844 since the app’s creation and anticipated ongoing monthly support costs are £43,991 per month.

3. I can confirm that we use the statistics for the app to review its performance on an ongoing basis. Therefore, there is no set minimum criteria in which we would stop using the app.

About FOI
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Back to top