Mobile apps for tracking people contacts when covid-19 were detected

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Mobile apps for tracking people contacts when covid-19 were detected

Mobile apps for tracking people contacts when covid-19 were detected

20 June 2020 Nowadays is important to detect positive cases of covid-19. An easy way is to locate contacts of the positive cases.
In this way, a set of applications were created from several companies, public institutions and research centers.
As the mobile applications were appeared, some people were corcerned about the data privacy and how this data will be used in a close future.
The following graphic shows the interaction with a positive non-symptomatic person and how notifing the previous contacts could help to stop the propagation process of the virus.
Covid-19 Infection of non-symptomatic person There are two kinds of applications when privacy is the only feature took into account: the applications that stores data inside each app and the applications that third-parties stored locations and contacts.
In the last week or month, few organizations created open source or free to use frameworks to be included into our development.
Some of the frameworks or apps are:
  • Pan-European, privacy preserving proximity tracing.
  • DP-3T, privacy preserving proximity tracing.
  • Blue trace, partially centralized
  • ENF, Google and Apple, decentralized
The previous frameworks are the most important frameworks to fight against the covid-19. With them, several applications were created and used by the citizen arround the world.In some countries more than one application are used by the citizens. Of course, in some countries the government did not created any app or it is not ready to use already.
There a some technical specifications that you can read about the above frameworks here .

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