After several announcements and delays, the Covid Radar application is finally available, the application developed by the Spanish government to control coronavirus infections. Take advantage of the Google API, allow you to communicate diagnostics, warns you if you have been in contact with an infected person and, for the moment, it is part of a pilot program in San Sebastián de La Gomera, Canary Islands. Given that we all have the mobile phone always at the top and that this is one of the essentials when it comes out, it makes sense that the enormous connectivity and processing capabilities of the phones should be used to minimize any pandemic, like that of the Covid. -19. Official applications were slow to arrive, but testing finally started, at least in Spain: lThe first government application has just landed on Google Play. Of course, this is part of a very centralized pilot program.
Low power Bluetooth to detect infections
Google and Apple have developed APIs for their operating systems with the idea that government entities could take advantage of it in developing applications against coronaviruses. Since mobiles can be detected from a short distance using Bluetooth low consumption (BLE), an application developed on the Google API allows you to track the infected persons in order to warn everyone nearby. Here’s how the new Covid Radar app works.
22 countries have already received access to the API from Google and Apple to fight COVID-19, first changes in sight
Covid Radar makes it possible to communicate an infection anonymously so that the application takes into account the data and analyzes all the mobiles kept within a short radius of action. If all these mobiles had installed the application, the system can warn them that they could have been in danger; thus preventing the transmission of the virus since the owner of the phone could begin his voluntary quarantine period. In this sense, Radar Covid warns of possible infections, allows the patient’s status to be communicated anonymously, does not share the person’s private data Personal data is also not requested when using the application.
Covid Radar is now available for download. In principle, most Android smartphones are compatible, always above Android 6.0.
- Developer: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Transfers. Digital
- Download it on: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Drug
Covid radar now available, official app to control coronavirus can now be downloaded
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by Iván Linares.
Source : Xatakandroid.com