Apple and Google announced last month to work together on COVID-19 contact tracing. Apple and Google started working on COVID-19 contact tracing through the exposure notification API from last month. COVID 19 Contact Tracing Update has now been officially rolled out. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have officially announced this. Exposure notification API technology will help identify people exposed to COVID-19 infected persons.
Apple and Google have worked together on the exposure notification API technology. The Exposure Notification API will help with COVID-19 contact tracing using the Bluetooth technology present in the smartphone. This exposure notification API will help public health agencies in contact tracing of coronavirus infected patients.
Technology can help health officials rapidly tell someone they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Today the Exposure Notification API we created with @Google is available to help public health agencies make their COVID-19 apps effective while protecting user privacy.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 20, 2020
As Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in his tweet, the technology will now help health officials with COVID-19 tracing. Today, we have created the Exposure Notification API in collaboration with Google to make it available to the public health agency so that they can maintain user privacy by building their COVID-19 app.
The #COVID19 Exposure Notification technology we built jointly with @Apple is now available to public health agencies in support of their contact tracing efforts. Our goal is to empower them with another tool to help combat the virus while protecting user privacy.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) May 20, 2020
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also wrote in his tweet, “The COVID-19 exposure notification technology that we have created with Apple will help in contact tracing by the Public Health Agency.” Our goal is to equip them with another new tool so that this virus can be fought to keep in mind the privacy of the user.
COVID 19 Contact Tracing Update in iOS
Let me tell you that Apple has recently rolled out its new iOS 13.5 GM update. Along with this update, the company has also rolled out the COVID-19 contact tracing exposure notification API feature. With the new update of iOS 13.5, contact tracing of users using Apple devices will help a lot.
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