Η Apple Inc. and the Google reported that the upcoming tool contact detection, in the context of its fight against it Covid-19, will be limited to only one "public health application" (an application created by the public health authorities) per country to ensure that the tool is used by as many people as possible.
The two Companies some were also released app concepts and code sample to help application developers to create programs using it iOS and Android contact detection tool. In a statement on Monday, Apple and Google said they would continue to support countries that have "chosen a regional or state approach."
This system was first introduced in April and adds technology in iOS and iOS operating systems AndroidWhich notifies users if they have come in contact with a person with Covid-19. The first phase will begin publicly in mid-May. Public health applications should incorporate this tool. In the future, the technology will be integrated more deeply into Apple and Google's operating systems to make it less dependent applications.
Company representatives also mentioned why they decided to create the tool, now known as Exposure Notification. They said that governments They were trying to create their own applications, but they turned to Apple and Google for help.
The companies also stressed that applications that use technology must created by the public health authorities, to ask for it his consent user, yes collect only the essentials data (and nothing more) and not to record a user's location.