Apple and Google join forces on tech for app that could warn you of coronavirus exposure.
By mid-May, Apple and Google will offer a mobile software tool that will let iPhones and Android devices talk to each other and allow digital contact tracing, which tracks those with infections and alerts others who have been in close contact.
Apple and Google will release an API, or application programming interface, that helps a smartphone anonymously detect when it's been near the smartphone of someone who has reported they have the virus.
That API will let software developers build apps — distributed by public health authorities — that could alert users to potential exposures to COVID-19.
Digital contact tracing doesn't diagnose infections; it only tells users if they've encountered someone who is infected.
Professor Konkol is currently working on iOS and Android prototype apps. More news on these apps will be released in upcoming months.
Professor Chuck Konkol, Associate Professor at Rock Valley College, has seen how the abrupt transition to working from home has affected his students. He has helped many students overcome fears of learning in an online delivery environment by hosting weekly watch parties, connection times and one on one video chats with his students.
Students share from the heart
While students have struggled, he has also heard student stories of the positive effects of being at home during the COVID19 crisis. This gave him an idea. Professor Konkol asked his students to submit a vlog completing the below statement, “One positive outcome of staying at home has been...”.
After watching student vlogs and being inspired by their stories Professor Konkol decided to share with the world these inspiring short videos. Enjoy & Share!
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