Apple has just released its iOS 13.7 update which adds the Covid-19 exposure notification system that users can activate if they wish. Google will do the same with Android by the end of the month.
Apple andhave integrated directly into their respective mobile contact tracing solution that they offer to better follow the progress of the , eliminating the need to design and download a dedicated. The two American giants had launched in April a tool allowing holders of equipped with or to exchange information, via , with applications developed by public health authorities, such as for France.
These, which can be downloaded from the online stores of the two groups, allow their users to be warned if they have come across another user infected with the virus in the previous days..
Android and iOS users free to activate or not the device
Current versions ofand D' , the most widely used operating systems on smartphones across the planet, will now directly integrate the exhibition notification system. just released the iOS 13.7 update which activates the feature while Google plans to release the update for Android 6 and higher by the end of the month. Public authorities no longer need to design their own tracking application. The owners of the phones will have to accept that it is activated in order to know whether or not they have crossed paths with carriers of the phone. .
" We make it easier and faster (for public health authorities) to use the exposure notification system without having to create and maintain an application ", Underlined the two companies in acommon Tuesday.
The new proposed solution provides them with " additional option To complete their palette of plotting tools. It will be compatible with applications using the system initially developed by. This development was planned from the start.