Apple and Google have teamed up together to develop contact-tracking system in order to track the outspread within communities.
The new system will work together with existing public health apps on both Android and iOS devices. Firstly, the two companies will release application programming interfaces allowing for compatinility between the two mobile operating systems for health-related apps. Secondly, they will release Bluetooth-based system. Known as contact-tracing, the technology is designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus by telling users they should quarantine or isolate themselves after contact with an infected individual.
“All of us at Apple and Google believe there has never been a more important moment to work together to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems,” said the two companies in a joint statement. “Through close cooperation and collaboration with developers, governments and public health providers, we hope to harness the power of technology to help countries around the world slow the spread of COVID-19 and accelerate the return of everyday life.”
Both of the tech giants have not mentioned any release date for the same.