The Cupertino-based company is personally involved in the fight against the coronavirus with the new application, which follows a donation of 10 million medical mask
Another giant of technology is actively involved in the fight against the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. On Friday, March 27, Apple released a website and an iOS application that provide users with a new means against the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The site and app can be used without an Apple account and were developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The application and the site include a questionnaire about the health status of those who fill it out (you can also fill it out on behalf of other people) and provides information about what to do if you have any doubts about being infected. Apple ensures that it will not collect or store users’ answers to the questionnaire, even if it collects anonymous information about the use of the tools.
The announcement follows previous statements by CEO Tim Cook that the company will donate 10 million face masks in Europe and the United States. The site presented by Apple is a companion to a similar page launched by google that aims to collect as much information about the pandemic as possible. It’s not clear, however, if the google site will have a link to the Apple page, after all the rivalries always remain valid even in times of emergency.