Apple and Google team up to fight the spread of COVID-19

Companies work on a technology to track disease contacts to prevent its spread.

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The great companies of the world have tried to place the grain of sand from their trenches so that we can all overcome the crisis generated by COVID-19 . In this context, Apple and Google announced that they are working on a technology for tracking infected people to prevent the spread.

Apple and Google team up to fight the spread of COVID-19
Apple and Google team up to fight the spread of COVID-19

“Google and Apple are announcing a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, while keeping the focus on privacy and user safety in its design,” he says. on the Google blog .

Companies are seeking to present a comprehensive solution with programming interfaces (APIs) and technology at the operating system level to help enable contact tracking, a two-step plan.

The first step will take place in May, the month in which the two technology companies will launch APIs that allow interoperability between Android and iOS devices that use applications from public health authorities. The platforms will be available for users to download through the Play Store and App Store .

In the coming months they will work to enable a broader Bluetooth-based contact tracking platform by incorporating this functionality into base applications.

According to the statement, privacy, transparency and consent are of utmost importance to Apple and Google and they plan to build this feature in consultation with interested parties. In addition to openly publishing information about their work for others to analyze.

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