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Discussion on: How bad app QA derailed the US presidential primary

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Dian Fay

Bad app QA is several steps down the line of what went wrong with the Iowa caucuses. A team of three entry-level developers plus a senior with no mobile experience should never have been assigned to build the app. A company with ties to one of the campaigns like Shadow should never have gotten the contract.

But most importantly, there should never have been an app. Electronic voting is a security nightmare in the best-case scenario.

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You're completely right, of course. There was more than bad QA here, but I approached it from that angle as it was an area I was confident writing about.

Our MD actually wrote an article (also on here) back in September about how a lot of organisations seem to assume that an app is the answer to everything when, clearly, it's not.