Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the whole world is united at this time. Almost all countries in the world are affected by this epidemic. Governments and health institutions around the world are fighting for it together. At the same time, two of the world’s leading technology companies, Apple and Google, have decided to join forces to fight the epidemic. The two companies that produce smartphone operating systems have decided to jointly make technical tools. Supported by people in the fight against this dangerous virus. Google and Apple have decided to work on contact tracking technology using Bluetooth. Therefore, the government and health authorities will help prevent the spread of the virus.
As health agencies believe that coronaviruses spread rapidly because of people’s close contact, the two companies have decided to manufacture contact tracing tools, keeping this in mind. Through this tool, people coming in close contact can be monitored. The world’s leading public health authorities, universities and NGOs are currently working on contact tracing technology. In such a situation, Apple and Google are together to develop Application Programming Interface (API) based on contact tracing technology, so that the operating system can enable contact tracing with level technology.
In view of the demand of time, both companies are going to add strict protection in the user policy for this. Which will be enabled in two phases. As a first step, both companies will release APIs in May to develop apps for Android and iOS devices in collaboration with the Public Health Authority, which users will be able to download to their Android or iOS devices.
In the second phase, Apple and Google will jointly create a Bluetooth-based contact tracing platform that will work on both devices. This would be a better solution than the API, in which more people would be able to participate and help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The privacy and transparency of the people will also be taken care of while preparing this platform.