Apple and Google as a partner on COVID-19 contact-tracing technology – Apple-Newsroom

Apple and Google as a partner on COVID-19 contact-tracing technology – Apple-Newsroom

around the world, the governments and health authorities to work together to find solutions to protect the COVID-19-pandemic, the people and the society up and running again. Software developers contribute to save by he technical AIDS to fight the virus and live. In this spirit of cooperation of Google and Apple announced plans to enable a joint effort to help the use of Bluetooth technology, governments and health authorities, the spread of the virus, with the privacy and security of the user in the center of the design.

can be transferred Since COVID-19, is determined by the proximity of the affected, public health officials, identification of contact persons as a valuable Instrument for curbing its spread. A number of leading health authorities, universities and NGOs around the world have done to develop the important work, the opt-in-contact-tracing technology. To this cause, Apple and Google, the introduction of a comprehensive solution, the application programming interfaces (APIs) and operating system-level support of technology to enable you to, contact-tracing. In view of the urgent need to plan for the implementation of this solution in two steps, while maintaining the strong protection of the privacy of the users.

First, in may, both companies will release APIs to enable interoperability between Android and iOS devices with apps from the public health authorities. These official apps will be available for users to download via the respective app stores.

the Second, in the coming months, Apple and Google are working to enable a wider Bluetooth-based contact-tracing platform by building this functionality in the underlying platform. This is a more stable solution as an API and it would allow to involve more people, if you choose to opt-in, as well as allow you to interact with a wider ecosystem of apps, and state health authorities. Privacy, transparency and consent are of the utmost importance in this endeavor, and we look forward to building this functionality in consultation with the affected stakeholders. We are open to analyze published information about our work to others.

All of us at Apple and Google believe it has never been a more important moment to work together to find a solution to the world’s most pressing problems. Through the close cooperation and collaboration with developers, governments and public health providers, we hope that we have the technology to use the power, to the countries of the world, the spread of COVID-19 slow down and speed up the return of everyday life.

posted on Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:01:50 +0000

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