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Apple and Google to Join Hands ! | Techronicle

Can anyone ever think of two tech giants coming together and joining hands to spread or do -something positive? And especially if those two tech giants are the best in the industry. Yes we are talking about the Apple and Google the parents of IOS and Android respectively.

Smartphones powered by Apple's IOS  and Google's Android operating system would be able to exchange information with one other which will help to Identify any person Infected by Corona Virus or COVID-19

Across the globe, All governments officials and health authorities are working together to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this Corona Tragedy all the economies are on back foot and lockdown is declared in almost every major country.
In order to cope up with this deadly virus and stop spreading the COVID-19, The Software developers at Apple and Google are working on certain tools that will alert users if there's any Corona Positive person around them this will help in identifying and stop spreading of the Virus.

Google and Apple working together

According to the Tech Giants this will work as shown in the Image above.
The Application or Software will work like this

  • For Example: Alice and Bob meet each other for the first time and have a 10-minute conversation.
  • Their phones exchange anonymous identifier beacons (which change frequently).
  • Bob is positively diagnosed for COVID-19 and enters the test result in an app from a public health authority.
  • With Bob's consent, his phone uploads the last 14 days of keys for his broadcast beacons to the cloud.

Following are the key factors to consider according to Apple and Google
  1. These tool will work using the bluetooth technology.
  2. Both companies will release APIs that will enable interoperability between Android and iOS devices using apps from public health authorities.
  3. These official apps will be available for users to download via their respective app stores.
Google and Apple Logo

Although the Indian government is a step ahead and has already launched an similar app named  AarogyaSetu mobile app that connects with other smartphones with the same app installed which alerts authorities and nearby app users about a positive case in the vicinity. The app is available in 11 languages and uses Bluetooth, sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence to alert other users nearby.
Hope all these measures will help in preventing the spread of the deadly Corona Virus.