Given the current pandemic situation that COVID-19 is experiencing in various parts of the world, Apple and Google API start to be adopted by more countries who are interested in dealing with this terrible disease by all means.
COVID-19 exposure detection system
A few months ago, it became known that Apple and Google would team up to create an API against COVID-19 that would allow iOS and Android users find out if they have been exposed to or near someone with coronavirus.
And although Trump has opposed this deal between these big companies now this API is already available and we can find out what this virus exposure notification system looks like.
More countries with Apple and Google
Spain was one of the first countries to mention that it would start working on an app with Apple and Google systems. Subsequently, Switzerland was the country that officially presented its application with Apple and Google APIs, followed by Italy, which also adapted this system into a national application.
A Reuters report currently reveals that more European countries join on the list of governments seeking to centralize a system for people exposed to the virus through applications using Apple and Google APIs.
“European countries emerging cautiously from the pandemic coronavirus attack are looking for a second generation of contact tracing apps to help contain new outbreaks.
The latest apps have great advantages over the previous ones, as they run on Apple’s iPhone, one of the most popular smartphones in Europe, and don’t rely on centralized databases that can compromise privacy.
Switzerland, Latvia and Italy have opted for short-range Bluetooth radio for their applications, based on Apple and Google technology that securely records conversations on loved ones’ smartphones […]
Several other countries including Finland, Ireland and Portugal are working on similar decentralized applications [y] Singapore and Australia plan to change common standard […] Stop crown Austria [también] it is updating to conform to the Google-Apple framework. ”
In general, several European countries update their systems with the API compatible with iOS and Android improve infection surveillance. It remains to be seen what will happen to the rest of the countries in other continents, but what is true is that this API has come to help in the social aspect against COVID-19 in an incredible way.