We took many weeks talking about the apps that may be installed in smart phones to try to control the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in countries such as Spain. We knew that our government was developing an official application using the APIs from Apple and Google and now we can download it.
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By the time the app is focused to use in a pilot program in San Sebastián de La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. However, we can download it and see how it is, even though the government invites only the citizens of that locality installed at the moment.
A app simple with many warnings
Many users were concerned about the privacy of their data, for if the government was going to know at all times where they were or if they could access information from their phones. As we have explained, nothing that is so, but in the application we see all kinds of information that is not explained exactly what data is being collected.
When you install Radar COVID we are asked to let the Bluetooth the mobile and give you access to the application. This is the only form of communication that is used by the application to our environment, since they do not use the GPS other sensors.
Thanks to the Bluetooth of our mobile application, you know if we have been close to people who have communicated their positive COVID and who have installed the application.
And it is that that is one of the keys, each user that has installed the application, you must notify active form of if you have tested positive for COVID. The application in no time, crawled to our contacts, and we don’t mark it as infected with the virus automatically.
Controlling exposure settings
If we install application in our mobile we can set up some sections in the settings. As also we told you a few weeks ago, Google had updated the Google Play Services to introduce notifications of exposure to COVID, a new setting that was in the section of Google in the settings of our smart phone.
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When you install Radar COVID is an option to delete the storage of the contacts that we have been able to have with people who have the app installed.
As you can see, the control that we have on the application is total, and the same warns us that we can uninstall it at any time. Even so, it is positive that the largest possible number of people to have in your mobile phone to try to control future outbreaks of the COVID-19.
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