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Google and Apple unleashed all-new COVID-19 exposure notification on phones

Google and Apple unleashed all-new COVID-19 exposure notification on phones
The Siliconreview
03 September, 2020

Apple and Google have launched a new auto-generated software framework to help states deploy their contact tracing apps to fight against COVID-19. The app developed by the two tech giants is designed as an extension of the earlier exposure notification framework. This app allows public health authorities to avoid the broader development of launching a standalone app; one can configure the necessary framework to their state's needs.

“As the next step in our work with public health authorities on Exposure Notifications, we are making it easier and faster for them to use the Exposure Notifications System without the need for them to build and maintain an app,” Apple and Google stated in a recent press meet.

The brand new Exposure Notifications Express will provide several options for public and the health authorities to supplement the existing contact tracing operations with high-end technology without compromising the project's core tenets of user privacy and security. Both the firm has stated that the current applications will not be affected by the new framework, and adopting the framework will not prevent states from launching more involved apps in the future.