The First U.S. Contact-Tracing App to Use the Apple-Google System Is Finally Here

Virginia is the first state to release COVIDWISE, an exposure notification app using the Apple-Google framework that was announced in April, launched in May, and pushed out in smartphone software updates in June.

“That tool itself does not issue any notifications, though—it merely enables other app developers to use the Apple-Google technology in their own notification apps. That was why the Virginia Department of Health paid tech firm SpringML $229,000 to develop an app for Virginia residents that would build on the Apple-Google API to actually notify users when they had been in close proximity to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.”

Read more about it at Slate.

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