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Apple and Google Released Sample User Interface and Code for COVID-19 Exposure Notification

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Coronavirus, a word that is the reason for the highest level of fear other than anything in the current scenario. Everyone is tackling in their way to be safe from this pandemic. To ease up the situation numerous platforms are offering their services for free. Many companies and institutions are donating millions of dollars for relief funds. To fight against COVID-19, Apple and Google team-up to develop COVID-19 contact tracing technology. They have already released the beta version of the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API. Now, Apple has released sample User Interface and code. This is to help the COVID-19 Exposure Notification developers.

Apple and Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification

Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification

Apple and Google are working effortlessly to put up the technology that will possibly save mankind from this pandemic. These companies are on the verge of advancing the exposure notification plans. They have released sample codes alongside the technical resources and requirements to help developers.

These companies official said in a joint statement,

“Today, Apple and Google are providing developers with new resources to help them make exposure notification apps, including user interfaces (UI) and sample code for both iOS and Android. Since Google and Apple will not be building the apps, these updates are a part of the companies’ continued efforts to support developers in building these apps on behalf of the health authorities.”

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Any developers developing the Exposure Notification app must adhere to these requirements,

  • Apps must get user consent for the use
  • Apps must separately get consent to share a positive test result
  • They must collect the minimum amount of data necessary
  • Developers can only use that data for this COVID-19 response effort
  • Apps cannot access Location Services

Furthermore, these companies added, “The app must be created by or for a government public health authority and they can only be used for COVID-19 response efforts. The use of the Apple/Google API will be restricted to one app per country to promote high user adoption and avoid fragmentation. If a country has opted for a regional or state approach, the companies are prepared to support those authorities.”

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