Google, Apple CoVID 19 Contact Tracing App: Apple and Google have released smartphone technology automatically informing people about the possibility of exposure to Coronavirus. Both companies said that 22 countries and many states of America are already making plans to prepare voluntary phone apps using their software.
It is based on Bluetooth wireless technology, through which the person downloading the app spends time with another person using the app, who is later found to be infected with the corona virus, the first person is automatically notified Will be found.
Many governments have already tried to prepare their phone apps to prevent the outbreak of Kovid-19, but most have failed. Many of these apps have faced technical problems on Apple and Android and have not been widely adopted.
These apps often use GPS to track the location of people, which Apple and Google are banning in their new versions due to privacy and accuracy concerns.
The companies said that they are not trying to replace ‘contact tracing’, which is an important means of preventing infection, but rather their automated ‘exposure notification’ complements that process and the system can prevent the outbreak of Kovid-19 virus. Slows down.
This will help in detecting such a person, who is infected, but in whom its symptoms are still not seen. Through this app, the identity of the users will remain confidential. The companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday that using it by users is the key to its success and they believe that people will be encouraged to use this app due to privacy. The Government of India has also developed a similar app ‘Arogya Setu’.