Latvia to be one of first to use Apple and Google software for coronavirus contact-tracing apps
Latvia will be one of the first countries to use the software tool developed by US tech companies Apple and Google enabling nations to release coronavirus contact-tracing apps, representatives of the companies informed LETA.
The software tool will enable the development of mobile apps using a decentralized approach, which involves saving and analyzing the data of close-distance contacts in the user’s mobile devise. Apple and Google have granted access to their new software to 22 countries, including Latvia where a group of IT companies are working on the app Apturi COVID (Stop COVID). Latvia will thus become one of the first countries to use the new tool for combating the spread of the new coronavirus.