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Re-checked application for tracking contacts in England to start public trials on Thursday -BBC



August 12 (Reuters) – A rebuilt coronavirus control app to track down England will begin its public trials on Thursday, BBC News reported on Wednesday.

The software will be modeled after Apple and Google and Google’s method of concentrating on the privacy of one smartphone revealing another, the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53753678 said. Engineers were still trying to resolve issues with incorrectly based Bluetooth technology that flags people as within 2 feet of each other.

The app will allow people to scan barcode-like QR codes to record site visits, as well as using Apple and Google’s method of detecting other smartphones, the BBC reported.

The trial and error program is essential for reopening the economy, but it has dealt with problems. A smartphone app developed by the National Health Service (NHS) was originally expected to be completed in May, but did not materialize.

In June, the government focuses away from a house model for the app to use the Apple and Google system. (Report by Rebekah Mathew and Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; edited by Grant McCool)


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