Software Designers have come out with Apps designed to safeguard the community and keep society moving. These Apps are developed considering confidentiality safety as a foremost priority. The purpose of Covid-19 Tracker Apps is to put a person in vigilance, tracing physical proximity with a person detected to have Covid-19. This digital tracing applications make use of Bluetooth signals.
Government’s backup in implementation of Apps-
Apple and Google integrated for producing Covid-19 Tracking Apps using Bluetooth with API software intermediary. With the backup of the Health Care Department, Government has authorized the development for the usage of the Apps, to revitalize the economy, guard community, and fight against surging of the pandemic. With the support of Government and Public Health Department Agencies, Software engineers have come out with apps compatible with Android and iPhone device users. Apps are configured to meet privacy norms.
Android and iPhone COVID-19 Tracker App
The most used COVID-19 Apps for Android and iPhone users, developed in collaboration with Apple Inc- Google are:
Apple- Google developed Covid-19 Tracker Apps for Virginia’s Health Care Department in association with SpringML. It uses Application Technology Interface intermediary and Bluetooth to track proximity between Covid-19 affected individuals.
Install Virginia’s COVIDWISE app to enable the function. It keeps Virginians informed if they are in proximity to a person diagnosed with Corona. The Bluetooth Low Energy feature of this app saves the battery power. Based on signal, the App calculates proximity between two devices using the application. Apple Inc- Google consider confidentiality as the topmost priority.
Guam COVID ALERT
Guam COVID ALERT app is established by the Public Health Care Department of Guam as a Covid-19 Tracker App using privacy centric Exposure Warning System. PathCheck Foundation developed this App to alert the person with probable contact of Covid-19 from Healthcare Official of their locality.
It was made for the people of France.
- The user must switch on to detect contact proximity through Bluetooth. It traces the phone of a person who has installed COVID19 Tracker App.
- It alerts when you are in proximity to a person who is detected as COVID-19 positive.
- To safeguard your close ones and the community, the laboratory gives you an Identification code to apprise proximity if you are tested positive for Covid.
- Keeps identity confidential.
MI Covid Alert
MI Covid Alert app is developed with the support of the Michigan Health Care Department. It is a Covid-19 Tracker App to guard user. Once the user downloads the App, it shares the random identification code of other users to receive alert signals through their Bluetooth.It maintains privacy and confidentiality.
Many COVID Alert Apps developed for Android, and iPhone users have standard and distinct features protecting confidentiality and identity.
If you are using an iPhone or Android device
- Upload the App on your phone.
- Switch on Covid-19 Tracker.
- It detects/discovers the person who has installed it.
- It notifies when you are in contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19
- The App does never detect your location
- Covid-19 Tracker Apps have built-in safeguards norms for confidentiality
- It is not mandatory to use the software.
It is developed to monitor the number of cases and has a statistical estimation. To safeguard the public’s interest, bring back situation to normalcy, the government and Public Healthcare Department agencies have authorized the use of this App. Usage of these Apps can help to combat Covid-19. The users of the App can be of a reinforcement to research Covid-19 cases and contribute to the prevention of outspread of Covid-19 globally.
The application will be removed from the network when the pandemic comes down to a level where using this technology will not be required anymore