ABS Pulls iPhone App After Census Snafu

We reported on Monday that there was an official and free Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS) app for the iPhone, but you would have needed to grab it quickly. The ABS has pulled the app after it emerged that it was using data from the 2006 census rather than the 2011 version.

Here’s the full quote from the ABS site:

The ABS has decided to temporarily suspend its new iPhone App. This decision has been made as the app was inadvertently linked to 2006 Census data rather than 2011 Census data. The app will be back up and running as soon as possible.

Oh dear. The app has been removed from the App Store until that fix can be made; we’ll keep an eye out.

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