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Kent's NHS Trust is hoping that youngsters' love of iPhones, coupled with a new app, will lead to a fall in teen pregnancies in the county. The Community NHS Trust has created software that will guide lust-prone, iPhone-owning young people in Kent towards stashes of free condoms. The GPS-enabled iPhone app displays Kent's " …

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Holmes

Cue "how dare they make proprietary solutions with taxpayers' money"

Saved you the bother ;) Though how hard would an HTML5 version be?

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The question is more

What % of their target market actually has iPhones vs. BBs or Androids?

Proprietary is one thing - not targeting the most popular* teenage smartphone platform would be something else** all together.

* I don't pretend to know what teenagers in Kent favor, but don't think it's too crazy to assume that the average teen isn't running around with an iPhone due to price alone

** Maybe the NHS believes iPhone users are more promiscuous/risqué than Android/BB users... <joking> and that Android users are all virgins? It is Linux after all... </joking>

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RE: "The question is more"

"I don't pretend to know what teenagers in Kent favor, but don't think it's too crazy to assume that the average teen isn't running around with an iPhone due to price alone"

I am absolutely certain that the demographic they are going to reach are the children of the well-to-do middle classes in Kent.

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Re: children of the well-to-do

Well if you can afford an iPhone, you can afford to buy your own condoms, so actually this probably isn't the target audience. My guess is that the target audience is journalists. Kent NHS wanted some free publicity for their CAPs and figured they might get a few column inches out of "There's a CAP for that!".

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I think you mean

Prophylactic solutions.

There, fixed that for you

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Anonymous Coward

iCame

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Coat

I hope you used an iCondom?

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Kent's "Condom Access Points"...

Is that some sort of euphemism?

Has anyone warned Superman?

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Joke

More of an acronym

As in "Get your condom at a CAP".

Now, if their supplier was from the Netherlands...

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Anonymous Coward

Let's get this out of the way

iPhone user and need for a condom => mutually exclusive

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Re: Let's get this out of the way

I understand the thumbs down, you lot want to keep your hands clean.

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Anonymous Coward

Tried the app

it's rubbersh

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err....

So does anyone over 18 have to stand outside waiting for a 17 year old to go in and get him free johnnies?

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Yes....

...In exchange for buying cans of lager at the supermarket for the 17 year old.

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RE: Yes....

That's one of the best posts I've read in ages! Nice!

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Anonymous Coward

the android app

just shows you how to do anal

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Anonymous Coward

Whereas iPhone users

don't need any help with that.

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Anonymous Coward

Could be worse

From the headline, I was expecting an app that showed you how to *use* condoms, not where to get them.

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