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Ireland launched covid-19 contact tracking app based on Apple Google API

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/7/7 8:01:36     readed:82

According to AppleInsider foreign media,Ireland launched its long-awaited covid-19 contact tracking app after re adjusting its software to integrate elements of the apple Google exposure notification API.Based on the apple Google framework, which withdrew from the beta version in mid May, covid tracker Ireland will allow health officials to track and curb the spread of the new coronavirus in China without sacrificing user privacy. If the user has recently come into contact with another application user who has tested positive for covid-19, it will notify the user.


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according toAppleAnd Google's guidelines require that downloading the app and participating in the program are entirely voluntary. In addition, users have complete control over their own data, which is anonymous and not stored on a central server.


Irish health minister Stephen Donnelly said in a statement that the app would allow "everyone to play an extra role ". "It will enable us to begin contact tracing within hours,


According to reports, the contact tracking app needs to be adopted by most people to be effective, and at least 82% of respondents in a study conducted in Ireland in June said they would download the app.

Other countries such as latvia, switzerland, italy and germany have also launched apple-google exposure notifications. Canada also said it planned to use the API.

Ireland's neighbour, Britain, is also reportedly testing the Apple-Google system, although contacts in the country are said to be tracking

With COVID-19 recent surge in confirmed cases across the U.S., the country still lacks any type ofGoogle API contact tracking App.

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