Google and Apple’s Exposure Notifications technology has helped New York and New Jersey design and launch apps that are capable of tracing Covid-19 contact. The apps are called COVID Alert NY and COVID Alert NJ and they are available for both iOS and Android users.
The Exposure Notifications was a collaborate initiative of Apple and Google, that the companies took in early April as an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The Covid-19 contact tracing apps were launched in an online press release on the New York State website where Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced their release.
The Exposure Notification technology integrated in the apps will help the apps track who people come in contact with, using Bluetooth. If later one of those people comes down with Covid-19, the apps will show a notification for it.
The NY and NJ governors further stated that they will join two more states; Pennsylvania and Delaware, in developing a regional network that would enable the apps to function across state lines.